Movie Review: Tested

Think that there's a lot on the line for kids taking tests? Plenty of pressure? Stress? Difficulties? Mess? Welcome to New York City Public Schools, says writer, producer, and director Curtis Chin in his film Tested. His story line follows twelve 8th grade students who are wrangling over the decision to take the Specialized High School [...]

The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Book Review

The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction That Works in Every Generation is aptly titled. Great teachers have existed in every age, with every type of technology, and in every nation. It is not the tools that make them great, but rather their form. Such can be said about this book, which is readable for just about [...]

Read Alouds With A Purpose For Third and Fourth Graders

I have been working through several books this summer to read aloud to my students; books that I’ve never  read to them before. I love my old standbys but really wanted to find some books that could strike up some discussion instead of just entertain. I have read twenty-five books and have chosen the top three [...]

Inspirational Educator: David Menasche, Author of The Priority List

The Priority List, by David Menasche David Menasche was a teacher for 15 years in Miami. He was diagnosed with brain cancer the day before Thanksgiving, 2006. However, it wasn’t until July 15, 2012 when he suffered an episode (still not sure if it was a seizure or a stroke) that his life [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Book Review, Featured, Interviews|0 Comments

Yes, Teacher Leadership is for you! – A TER Book Review

Book: Insights into Action, by William Sterrett Publisher: ASCD, 2011 The beginning of every school year is often fraught with non-stop action: getting those last minute lesson plans in place, meeting (and remembering the names of) new students, settling on a management system for your classroom, and getting used to standing most of the day [...]

By | September 4th, 2014|Book Review, Featured, Opinion|0 Comments