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real neat!

I got my first ever blog award nomination! Woot!

See, Cara nominated me for  Dear Kitty’s Real Neat Blog Award.

I feel happy (and sort of significant… 789 more words

Keeping it unreal

A student completing nightly worksheets assumes there is a greater purpose. Not so an old teacher like me.

My 8th-grade son delivered his usual stack of homework this week. 510 more words


Boy runs away from mom, says she tried to kill him

A St. Paul woman is facing felony charges after her 9-year-old stepson accused her of beating and threatening to kill him.

The boy ran barefoot to his elementary school Wednesday afternoon, crying and screaming that “my mom is trying to kill me,” according to  266 more words


In Defense of Snow Days

In Defense of Snow Days
Source: Education Next

This study provides a fresh look at the impact of instructional time lost due to weather-related student absences, as well as to school closings.

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Teacher Shortages in Sub-Saharan Countries

A brief glance at the Projected total teacher recruitment needed by 2030 map (Global teacher shortage, 2014) is enough to provide a bleak outlook for the future of universal primary education around the world. 2,080 more words

International Education

Do all ESL Students in Need of “Specialized Intervention”?

A part of me feels the ESL Interventions are so cliché! Blame it on the Teacher-Scholar in me!

Don’t get me wrong, I believe some people truly need special ESL classes. 1,057 more words

Teaching And Learning