Alice Trosclair, Author at The Educators Room

About Alice Trosclair

Alice has been teaching for fourteen years. She currently teaches English I, English III, English Language and Composition AP, and English Literature and Composition AP. She lives with her husband and son in south Louisiana. She also has hundreds of "adopted" children.

Teaching in a Pandemic: Help Teachers, Help You

  Currently, I have twelve 9th graders failing and twelve 11th graders failing. I am still taking late work through tomorrow at midnight. I am taking ANY assignment, even from November. I have allowed them to redo any writing assignment as often as they would like for a higher grade. I have offered tutoring after [...]

By |2021-02-02T00:16:06-05:00February 2nd, 2021|COVID, COVID-19, Instruction & Curriculum, Opinion|0 Comments

What a Teacher Wants: One Teacher’s View

What do teachers want? Within the last four months, there has been so much controversy in the education including but not limited to, a teacher who was arrested for questioning a superintendent's salary, there have been multiple school shootings, movements to arm teachers in the classroom, and strikes. So what do teachers want? I don't [...]

By |2018-03-25T17:24:00-04:00March 25th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

Artist is Not a Dirty Word

I have been accused of demoralizing our profession by using the word "artist or art" when I refer to teaching. I stand by it. I was an artist before I was a teacher, a mother, or even a wife. Teaching is an art, and I challenge anyone to question it.  Yes, we are artists, but [...]

By |2018-03-18T22:24:32-04:00March 18th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

The Death of Reflection in English/Language Arts Classrooms

I had the saddest experience today. In English IV, British Literature, I assign my students a coat of arms assignment. They have to design a personal coat of arms on a poster then write about the color, animals, motto, and research their first and last name. They have to write an experience they went through [...]

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