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
There are many factors that go into receiving a good education; one of the most important and overlooked factors is the importance of a healthy student-teacher relationship. Without a mutual respect for one another, students and teachers are unable properly communicate hindering students ability to receive the best education possible. In a kindness campaign by… Continue reading Healthy Student- Teacher Relationships Drive Classroom Success
Teach Teachers to Recognize Abuse Introduction: In the Jefferson County Public School district teachers are required to watch videos on recognizing suicidal thoughts and depression in teenagers at the beginning of each school year. They are given resources that can be handed out to classes in attempts to help those who need it. As… Continue reading Teach Teachers To Recognize Abuse !
I believe it is important to connect faces to names, so I have created a short youtube video explaining what personal motivation I have to become a teacher and why I believe it is important that this career field thrives. https://youtu.be/RsP2CFkIOmU