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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

By |2019-01-21T09:26:53-04:00January 21st, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|

In April in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King was jailed in a Birmingham Jail after he defied a state court's injunction and led a march of protestors to urge an Easter boycott of white-owned stores due to mistreatment of blacks. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. It says that people have a moral responsibility to [...]

5 Things We Need to Know About The L.A. Teacher’s Strike

By |2019-01-16T19:11:45-04:00January 16th, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|

  ______________________________________________________________________ Due to the actions of teachers across the country last year, especially in Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Kentucky, many have called 2018 "The Year Of The Teacher." But 2019 might just see a wave of "Red For Ed," as teachers in one of the largest school districts stage a significant strike involving over [...]

America Already has a wall, it’s made up of teachers.

By |2019-01-10T22:43:47-04:00January 10th, 2019|Instruction & Curriculum|

I debated whether to encourage my sophomore Global History students to watch President Trump's address on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Since 2016, it has been difficult to navigate how to incorporate civics and current events into my social studies classroom.  I desire student awareness, but I am concerned that any discussion of his speech, or [...]

10 Teacher Resolutions for 2019

By |2019-01-08T11:42:40-04:00January 8th, 2019|Social Justice|

Happy 2019! I know that for most teachers the "new year" begins on the first day of teaching in either August or September.  However, the calendar does not lie--2018 is history--it's January 2019, the midpoint of the teaching year, which offers an opportunity for reflection.  In my school district the year 2020 is the focus year [...]

Teacher Attendance Does Matter, but I Still Unapologetically Take Days Off at My School

By |2018-12-21T16:28:21-04:00December 21st, 2018|Instruction & Curriculum|

Yesterday, my fellow Indy K12 writer David McGuire Wrote, “Teacher Attendance Matters.”  As a school principal, I know he is under pressure to ensure his students receive the best education.  The heart of his piece was to emphasize how teacher absences can bring challenges to schools including student achievement.  Teaching is one of the professions [...]

The Importance of Communication For IEP Students and Parents

By |2018-08-03T01:19:47-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Ask a Teacher, Back to School, Child Development, Classroom Management, College and Career, Confessions of a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Elementary, Featured, From the Front Lines, High School, How to Fix Education, Instruction & Curriculum, Instructional Coach Files, Instructional Strategies, Kindergarten, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Parents, Principals' Corner, Special Education, Teacher Leaders, Teacher Self Care, The State of Education, The Student Teacher Diaries|

I realize that I am a little on the eccentric side. I like it there, without the boundaries and regiment of the real world. And since I see things from a different perspective than most I also enjoy some things that many teachers find to be less enjoyable. One of those things being IEP meetings. [...]

[Opinion] Barack Obama: A Role Model for Teachers and Students

By |2018-07-19T22:59:57-04:00July 19th, 2018|Adult Learning, Ask a Teacher, Back to School, Confessions of a Teacher, Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines, High School, History, How to Fix Education, Instruction & Curriculum, Instructional Coach Files, Instructional Strategies, Middle School, Opinion, Parents, Principals' Corner, Professional Development, School Improvement, Social Studies, Teacher Leaders, Teacher Self Care, The New Teacher Chronicles, The State of Education|

America and the World Today It has been a difficult week for America and the world. American leadership in the world seems to be collapsing as nations considered to be our allies are criticized and nations thought to be adversarial are applauded as friends. The old world order established after World War II where the [...]