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 … Continue reading A powerful letter: Would I die for my students?

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How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?

In the midst of Black History Month, let's hope that there is sufficient mindfulness and awareness of the plague of our national history, which is the institution of slavery. No one wants to hear about it, talk about it ,nor does anyone wish to teach about it in the classroom. Has anyone really sat and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?

Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, … Continue reading Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

How Schools Can Sustain Parent Partnerships from pre-K THROUGH 12

Trust is defined as “an individual’s or group’s willingness to be vulnerable to another party based on the confidence that the latter party is benevolent, reliable, competent, honest, and open”. If families are to trust teachers and other staff members, then they must believe that school personnel are qualified, fair, and dependable, and have their … Continue reading How Schools Can Sustain Parent Partnerships from pre-K THROUGH 12