How are we assessing competencies among children in school settings?

COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION??? An opinion Teaching is definitely one of the most challenging jobs one can have, and there is so much pressure placed on pedagogues to ‘get it right’. When formal basic primary education was designed, instruction was extremely personalized and differentiated. We began teaching, as a formalized role in a setting wherein learners […]

6 Critical Decisions Which Are Often Overlooked by New Parents

There are so many tasks to complete when becoming a new parent. Whether through natural childbirth, adoption or fostering newborns, when you bring home that little bundle of joy, an important task for new parents is to update your Health insurance. Be certain that you include the new baby in the health plan in which […]

School Shootings or School Shootouts: Our Only Choices?

  From the ridiculous to the sublime! First thought about having teachers carry weapons, guns, in our public schools, is that the imagery alone conjures up escalated numbers of school shootings, as though that is impossible once someone starts shooting innocent children and educators. School shootings are now becoming shootouts??? Scary thought! I know, I […]

A powerful letter: Would I die for my students?

Do read this: The eloquence of a pedagogue! A response to arming teachers.     Dear every elected official, Nowhere in my contract does it state that if the need arises, I have to shield students from gunfire with my own body. If it did, I wouldn’t have signed it. I love my job. I […]