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- Friday night, July 3rd – CLASSROOM TEACHERS nationwide get another chance to be heard across the country on talk radio about the REAL issues in education July 1, 2015
- Progress! Another book by a teacher who gets it! June 8, 2015
- Some Advice Before You Become a Teacher May 19, 2015
- A Teacher View of Parents – 71% Great, 29% Difficult, 95% Clueless April 25, 2015
- Cancelling High School Electives, Arts, and Music – So Many Reasons, So Many Lies April 22, 2015
- Homeschooling – Career DoE bureaucrats could learn a lot from homeschoolers April 10, 2015
- The Atlanta School Cheating Convictions – So Wrong On So Many Levels April 7, 2015
- Teachers — another great chance for our voices to be heard nationwide this Monday, 6 April! April 4, 2015
- The PDP farce – wink, wink, nod, nod March 30, 2015
- DoE mandates now prevent teaching the curricula for an average of 35 minutes of every class period March 26, 2015
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Category Archives: Music and arts courses
Friday night, July 3rd – CLASSROOM TEACHERS nationwide get another chance to be heard across the country on talk radio about the REAL issues in education
You’ve been invited back! Last January when we were first heard on nationwide talk radio, the phone calls from teachers, parents, and students so compellingly told the story about the REAL issues in education that the call-in show was extended … Continue reading
An extended version of my Huffington Post blog There is perhaps no more heated a topic in the teacher lunchroom than the role of parents in education. The overwhelming bulk of parents, even in the most challenged schools I researched, … Continue reading
An extended version of my Huffington Post blog The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us. … Continue reading
Whenever possible, I center my blog articles around a passage written by a classroom teacher who helps me tackle one of today’s major education issues. Our only chance to fix the real issues with education is if classroom teacher voices … Continue reading
An extended version of my Huffington Post blog Up front, I must emphasize that I am glad these administrators and their clique were caught, that they lost their jobs, and their careers were destroyed. I applaud their conviction, and every … Continue reading
On Monday night, April 6th, my friend and colleague M. Shannon Hernandez will be the guest on a national radio talk show to discuss student-centered education reform. Shannon has been asked to appear on Dan Rae’s NightSide Show on WBZ 1030AM Radio (CBS … Continue reading
An extended version of my Huffington Post blog PDPs – Professional Development Plans (usually referred to as Professional Development Points by teachers) – are the primary means of giving teachers needed training during their careers. All teachers are required to … Continue reading
An extended version of my original blog on the Huffington Post In 1990, a classroom teacher typically had all but six minutes per class available to teach the lesson plan for the day. We were able to dive into the … Continue reading
Classroom teachers – your voices just got a LOT louder (about a million times louder!) by an invitation to join the Huffington Post education blog
It doesn’t happen very often for classroom teachers, but sometimes the good guys and gals do actually finish first. When I started this blog last fall, my goal was simple: let classroom teacher voices be heard about the real problems … Continue reading
Career DoE bureaucrats: Holding classroom teachers accountable for teaching a full-period lesson plan when DoE mandates PREVENT teaching for 35 minutes of every class period.
In 1990, a classroom teacher typically had all but six minutes per class available to teach the lesson plan for the day. We were able to dive into the lesson content, and use best practices reinforcement techniques to engage and … Continue reading