One of my former teachers posted this image on Facebook the other day. It made me think about why some schools have a attitude of hopelessness. To dig deeper it also made me think about why sometimes the attitude of teachers is drastically different depending on the subject area they teach. In my high school… Continue reading Something to Think About
Today I realized that in many ways I have been looking at my decision to pursue teaching as less important then my peers decisions to pursue other things. Teaching is powerful in its own right and I need to change my mindset. I am not taking out student loans in vain; I can change the… Continue reading Teaching is Powerful
Can I just take a minute and say how incredible this is. In the summer time food can be scarce for some families. I am so grateful that youth can text in on their phone and find a place to get a meal.
The 2016-2017 school year has come to a end .
Required reading is often seen as the end to creative thought. After all, what do a bunch of old white men have to say that is relevant to todays society? As it turns out, a lot. I would have never thought to pick up and read F451, The Great Gatsby, or The Handmaids Tale without… Continue reading Required Reading and Its Relevance
Why People Who Marry Teachers End Up The Happiest Today, a former teacher of mine posted this on Facebook. It was of course aimed for the audience of her longtime boyfriend, but for some reason this article was an attractive read to me as well. I found the title to be interesting and contrary to… Continue reading Teachers Make For Good Significant Others
As I sat down to write a thank you letter to a former teacher of mine, I remembered this blog and how much joy it brought to an otherwise stressful class. Writing about my opinions on the public education system and the truth about the importance of education was a great experience. I do not… Continue reading Plans For Continued Blogging
This is a interesting read to me, as someone who is considering becoming a teacher. One thing that I had not paid much attention to throughout high school was the syllabus. I never saw it for its value. Shadow Syllabus talks about something as simple as a syllabus while revealing hidden truths about the way educators view students. Sonya Huber does an amazing job humanizing teachers while speaking to the hearts of students.
- I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me.
- I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of my own fear.
- Those who aim for A’s don’t get as many A’s as those who abandon the quest for A’s and seek knowledge or at least curiosity.
- I had bookmarked a citation for that fact, and now I can’t find it anywhere.
- The only way to seek knowledge is to open your hands and let your opinions drop, but that requires even more fear.
- The goals and outcomes I am required to put on my syllabus make me depressed; they are the illusion of controlling what cannot be controlled.
- I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about.
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A month or so ago, Jefferson county public schools website released a article encouraging parents to use the Netflix original Thirteen Reasons Why to start conversations about suicide and depression with their children. This , in my opinion, was very poor attempt at encouraging a honest, and intentional discussion of the serious topic. While JCPS strives… Continue reading Thirteen Reason Why: Not an Appropriate Conversation Starter in Schools
The Truth About Charter Schools Charter Schools: A Reaction To the Failing Public Education System Teachers, parents, and students all undoubtedly have an opinion on every aspect of the public education system; from school lunches and cell phone policies to providing bathrooms for transgendered students, there is always something to talk about. Currently a major for discussion… Continue reading Rhetorical Analysis: Charter Schools, A Reaction To The Failing Public Education System