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15 Things My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Education

For the last four years, I’ve been updating this list of lessons that my son has taught me about how to be a better teacher. Here is how he has done that: 1 – Make an assessment of life’s priorities. If COVID-19 has taught us nothing else, it's really -- what are your priorities. For [...]

Opinion: There Are A Lot of Karens in My School Building and I’m Barely Surviving

Guest Writer: Brielle Stevens Brielle is a high school English teacher who enjoys writing, running, and traveling the world, pre-COVID.  By now, we've all watched the viral video of Amy Cooper in Central Park, NY, threatening to call the police and saying "that an African-American man is threatening my life" before dialing 911. The video has received [...]

By |2020-05-28T11:37:56-04:00May 27th, 2020|Confessions of a Teacher, Opinion, Social Justice|4 Comments

[Opinion] School Choice is More Than Just Choosing a School

Meran Khon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spring Arbor University and a Master of Education in Middle-Level Education degree from Walden University. She taught seventh-grade language arts and a third-grade self-contained classroom before reinventing the library and computer lab into a twenty-first-century Learning Lab/Maker Space, where she currently teaches K-5 students. By Meran [...]

By |2020-05-21T09:08:00-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Charter Schools, Opinion|0 Comments

2020: The Year Education (Potentially) Got Better

Guest Writer: Rachel Harvey   Recently, I’ve seen a lot of TikTok videos that paint the year 2020 as a sort of apocalypse. Picture this: years from now, when people mention those four digits in tandem, they’ll recall a montage of bad memories set to the sounds of melodramatic shuffle music. The word “moistly” will [...]

By |2020-05-22T01:05:28-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Opinion|0 Comments