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Housing as a right

We need to look at the problems of inequality, evictions and the crushing of low wage workers as crises of opportunity. We could continue along our current path with low wages, difficult to obtain mental health treatment, pitiful SSI benefits and exploitation by payday lenders, storage facilities and unscrupulous landlords. 194 more words

Mental Health

Bloom's Taxonomy and Levels of Critical Writing

Correlation between Critical Thinking and Developmental Levels of Critical Writing 25 more words

Teaching

Judging a Book by its Cover: Teaching Theme


Theme seems like a no-brainer–it’s the universal truths we find in a text that make it relevant to the human experience. Yet teaching theme can be quite challenging. 966 more words

Teaching

Building a Culture of Reading through Choice


Getting students to read can sometimes be a monumental task. With so many other engaging multimedia entertainment options for children to choose, assigning chapters to be read for class often results in students arriving in class without having completed the required reading. 1,012 more words

Teachers

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. 1,971 more words

Teachers

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

Teachers

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

Teachers