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Ten (10) critical items to assess a teacher’s effectiveness

I was once told “Anyone can teach.” I believe this is partly true but being an effective teacher requires time, effort, and preparation. Attempting to teach a lesson without certain critical items in place can be done but the question is should it. I say no. If you have chosen to share your knowledge with your students then you choose… Read more →

Affecting One Student’s Life

As a teacher, I have evidence that my teaching had far more reaching effects on students than the subject itself. So I will depart with a final thought that I expect will alter the way you view your role: “As teachers, we inspire a difference in students’ lives, not only in their ability.”

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Introduction: This blog holds my thoughts, quotes & research that I have collected over the years.

While local educators are taking notice of text slang, they aren’t alarmed by its presence.

“You tell them, ‘Look, there’s a context for everything. You don’t walk into my room swearing like you do with your friends. You don’t text in your papers,’” said Kleiner at Chief Umtuch.

On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.

Unchecked use of digital devices, he says, can create a culture in which students are addicted to the virtual world and lost in it.

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction – NYTimes.com

How Learning Should Be

“This is how learning should be,” she said. “It should be active, it should be engaging. It should use a variety of modalities. That’s how we all learn.” Education Week: Schools Integrate Dance Into Core Academics