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The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission’s Voucher Scheme

By |2020-04-24T19:47:14-04:00April 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, School Improvement|

"The Commission recommends that states help families return to work with access to K–12 education by making existing education funding student-centered and portable." "Hell, yes!"  You can hear parents across the country yell upon reading the quote above, taken from The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission recommendation for k-12 education. For many American parents, this extended experiment [...]

Has Your School Closed Due to Coronavirus? If So, Here Are Some Resources

By |2020-03-16T11:32:06-04:00March 13th, 2020|Current Events in Education|

Across the country, schools are preparing for long-term closures. Use these resources below to help students stay on track and parents be sane! We will add to this list hourly. Just leave us a comment with the resource. Curriculum Associates:  Reading:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 Mathematics:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade [...]

Teaching in a Time of Coronavirus Anxiety

By |2020-03-10T20:51:46-04:00March 10th, 2020|Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines, High School, Social Studies|

Every day I cover at least one current event topic with my sophomore Global History and Geography classes.  Recently, only one issue dominates the coronavirus.  We began our discussions a month ago by looking at China and predicting the impact on the economy.  As the days progressed, we viewed pictures taken by NASA showing diminishing [...]

Opinion: Why Are You Worried About Socialism In My Class? What about Fascism?

By |2020-10-02T13:37:36-04:00October 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

By Thomas Courtney Donald Trump Jr. believes I’m poisoning my students’ minds with far-left radical ideals. In fact, he’s called my colleagues and I losers as if we purvey socialism like vodka, deodorant, and steaks.  I even think a few of my more conservative relatives have their suspicions of me working as a deep state [...]

Teachers Must Be Better Leaders! Less Planning and More Testing!

By |2020-09-29T15:17:35-04:00September 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Instruction & Curriculum|

It’s three weeks into virtual teaching, and I’m already tired of the first unit on Economic Theory.  Being a few days behind coupled with the fact that the next unit on Personal Finance is far more exciting and interesting, I’m just going to give the unit 1 test on Economic Theory this week.  In the [...]

Teaching in 2020: Where Everyone Gets a Choice, Except Teachers

By |2020-08-28T12:18:32-04:00August 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines|

As we continue to grapple with the changes that are impacting our communities, school reopening plans are at the forefront of most conversations. It is not hard to recognize that most everyone is flying by the seat of their pants as decisions are made and unmade with little notice. The issue of schools reopening continues [...]

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