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Taking student anxiety out of writing

During the first week of school, I give my seniors a questionnaire that, among other things, asks them to reflect on their writing strengths and challenges.  1,965 more words


What Students Wish Their Teachers Knew

Earlier last week, my students were working in small groups discussing their summer reading novel. As I moved around the classroom listening to and facilitating discussions, one thing I heard over and over again was how much the students really liked this year’s summer reading and that it was the only summer book they ever really read. 1,963 more words


A Call to Action to all Education Stakeholders

It seems no matter where we look, we are constantly bombarded by the many and various evils attacking our youths in today’s educational system: inappropriate student-teacher relationships, child abuse, unqualified teachers, unreasonable zero tolerance policies, volatile union riots, over-testing, questionable curricula, funding, the list goes on.  1,197 more words


My Real-Life Sophie's Choice

Recently a colleague who works at a prestigious private school sent me an article detailing one teacher’s decision to leave public education to teach in a private school. 1,203 more words


ON THE DIFFERENCE - Between Morals & Ethics

Hi guys,

Well, here’s my next video which is also from yesterday, still talkin’ ’bout the abortion equation hah ;0)  It’s gonna be awhile ;0P… 238 more words


You don't know what to expect

I just listened to the story about the Milwaukee Police Department under Chief Ed Flynn that aired on This American Life. There was a shocking disconnection from the supposed idealism of Flynn to the horrible incidents of brutality perpetrated by his police. 272 more words


My thoughts about the state of the union

I liked most of what I heard President Obama tell us last night in his State of the Union address. Let me go through a brief checklist: 875 more words