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Want to Fix Schools? Give Teachers More TIME!

A few weeks ago, fellow columnist Jeremy Adams posted an article called “The Magical Solution Illusion,” illustrating how schools, students, and teachers are being pounded by an array of self-proclaimed “saviors” of the education system. I loved the article. He examined our proclivity to move toward change, from increasing class sizes to shrinking them; from […]

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Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, Well, it’s that time of year again. The end of the first semester. And I am tired. Like, exhausted. Mentally, physically and emotionally. It’s been a long 83 days. And that doesn’t even include the days of school from last January to May or all the time I spent on ‘summer break’ preparing […]

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It's Not a Rotten Education: Response to TIME Magazine

I have taught in elementary classrooms for 19 years.  Every day, every hour, ever minute, every second, decisions are made that impact someone’s future.  This job is difficult, strenuous, stressful and the best job in the world.  Teachers across the nation give their times, talents, money and whole selves to their students and families.  It […]

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A Day in the Life of a Parent of A Virtual Charter School!

With two children currently attending a virtual charter school, the days can run together very easily. The basic schedule of the day tends to run something like this: Wake up Get Breakfast Start school work Get lunch Complete school work Rest of day’s activities (scouts, karate, etc) Generally, there is no set schedule unless the […]