Yes, Breaking Up (with a text) is Hard to Do

It's not you. It's the text. It's moving on...to another grade level. "I just don't understand why...." you catch your breath, "it's been the only book I liked ...no, I loved... to teach."   You pause, 'Why does it have to leave?" After all, you and the book have been together for school years. You [...]

They’re More than Monuments… Reconsidering History in Classrooms

by: Daniel Osborn History educators are returning to their classrooms this fall after a summer that was full of discord surrounding the fate of monuments venerating Confederate leaders. The removal or proposed removal of statues from New Orleans, Louisiana to Charlottesville, Virginia exposed social divisions and revealed the divergent historical narratives told in this country. [...]

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It’s Time to Build The Case for More Vo-Tech Classes

A recent PDK poll shows that 82% of Americans support job-skills classes, even if it's at the expense of academic classes. Additionally, 86% believe schools should offer certificate / licensing programs that lead to jobs. But they're forgetting one very big thing: this type of education already exists. It's just that everybody forgets vocational-technical training. And [...]

I Left The Classroom for A Central Office Job…This is My Letter to My Former Students

Dear Students, I didn't leave because of you. I don't love you any less. I won't stop thinking about you or missing you or hoping you are well. You know how much I love you. I won't stop wondering about how you are doing or forget your sweet faces or devious antics. I can't imagine life [...]