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    Firing Teachers: Unfair Treatment or Justice?

    Firing Teachers: Unfair Treatment or Justice?
    In today's age of technology, it's hard to keep anything private. Technology is a great classroom tool, but this year, many teachers have found that it can also be used against them. Whether it's a comment in class, a video from a cell phone, or a social networking picture, everything seems to go viral. While most teachers err on the side ...
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    Should Parents Share the Blame for Education Pitfalls?

    Should Parents Share the Blame for Education Pitfalls?
    Who, exactly, is at fault for poorly performing schools? Based on what we read and hear and see in the media, there seems to be more than enough blame to go around. The feds are at fault for high-stakes testing. The state is at fault for inadequate funding. School districts are at fault for a host of reasons. And teachers ...
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    Reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    Reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
    On Saturday, March 13, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which would ask states to adopt college- and career-ready standards and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The proposal challenges the nation to embrace educational standards that would put America on a path to global leadership. The blueprint provides ...
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    Should Teachers Be Able to Sell Lesson Plans for Cash?

    Should Teachers Be Able to Sell Lesson Plans for Cash?
    Oh friends! My heart is literally pounding for I am angry! Irritated! Astounded! Today I am angry because I finally read the story from Sunday's New York Times (MASSIVE kitchen re-organizing took over my life this weekend....grueling and intense, but well worth it. I do heart an organized kitchen!!). Did you see this article? If you didn't, you can check it ...
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    New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download

    New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Educators, parents, and book lovers can get a free, exclusive look at a brand-new middle grade novel, Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter. Starting November 17, Stone Arch Books, a children's fiction publisher, has made the book available as a free download on its website www.capstonepub.com/promo/h1n1/. The book will be released in hardcover as part of Stone Arch’s spring 2010 collection ...
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    Reading Between, Through, and All Around the Lines

    Reading Between, Through, and All Around the Lines
    It is always interesting how people see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear. We all latch onto particular issues or ideas, believing that was the intent of a speech, a news story, or a television program. Some would say that the measure of a truly good advocacy speech is the speaker allows all audiences to ...
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    What is the Future of Teaching Incentives?

    What is the Future of Teaching Incentives?
    If teachers go above and beyond the call of duty, and their students' achievement benefits from it, should those teachers be rewarded? What if teachers seek out additional training to improve their craft? What if teachers commit to increasing curricular rigor ... and their students demonstrate improvement? Is there ever a time when superstar teachers should be rewarded? Does it matter ...
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    A Name Is a Name Is a....

    A Name Is a Name Is a....
    The cyclone that hit southeast Asia recently was truly a tragedy. But it does provide us both a teaching moment and a learning concern. Every year, we hear how poorly U.S. students perform when it comes to geography. Many are lucky to find Canada on the map, forget southeast Asia. We tell ourselves geography isn't so important any more. Our kids ...
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    Teachers: Don't Let April Fool you

    Teachers: Don't Let April Fool you
    In his epic poem, The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” This seems apropos for many of us as we shake off the heft of winter and look towards the hope of spring, but for teachers it has an added meaning of importance. If we get caught up in the these warmer school days, we can make ...
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    3 Reasons Why Teachers MUST Speak Up Now

    3 Reasons Why Teachers MUST Speak Up Now
    If ever there was a time for educators to speak up and out against processes that they know in their heart of hearts are damaging to students, teachers, and United States itself, it is now. In 2009, as always, schools are looked upon as the mechanism by which productive citizens are prepared and released into society. “For most people, the purpose ...
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    Shoe Guides: Style Without Sacrificing Your Feet

    Shoe Guides: Style Without Sacrificing Your Feet
    As a teacher, you have the luxury of not being stuck in a cubicle behind a computer all day. Being on your feet, however, requires a comfortable pair of shoes -- shoes you can manage all day and that send an appropriate message to your students. Teaching’s Style Guru has hand-selected a representative array of brands and styles that offer a ...
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    Teaching's Shoe Guide for Women

    Aerosoles Since 1987, Aerosoles has developed high quality, comfortable and fashion-right shoes at affordable prices. You get the greatest footwear styles designed with a modern approach to improve the way you live, work, and play. Soul Mate Sandal Strappy Sandal _*The Bottom Line:*_ Invest in a great pair of leather flats, sandals or low-heeled pumps with a padded insole that cushions ...
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    Teaching's Shoe Guide for Men

    Clarks Clarks is an English brand that has been in operation since 1825. Their mission is to create foot-friendly shoes, and professionals around the world continue to purchase Clarks for their comfort, quality, and class. Leather Slip-On Leather Oxford _*The Bottom Line:*_ Invest in a pair of high-quality leather loafers or upscale sneakers with an all-purpose outsole and molds-to-your-feet comfortable insole. ...
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    Murphy's Law for Teaching

    Murphy's Law for Teaching
    Disaster will occur when visitors are in the room. A subject interesting to the teacher will bore students. The time a teacher takes in explaining is inversely proportional to the information retained by students. Students who are doing better are credited with working harder. If children start to do poorly, the teacher will be blamed. The problem child will be ...
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    Welcome to Teaching

    _*Hello and welcome to Teaching!*_ Teaching is a diverse community of aspiring and current educators that want to support each other and advance their careers. Think of it as social networking with great career resources. We have a very active group of members from the veteran teacher, career changer, and even the pre-college student. Mentoring and career building is a good ...
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    Who's Watching How Schools Spend Stimulus Money?

    Who's Watching How Schools Spend Stimulus Money?
    Typically in federal education policy, we hear a great deal about inputs, but not much about outcomes.  We talk about how many dollars are going to go into a program, how many students or teachers might be affected, and how many stakeholders were involved in the process.  It is almost as if we are secure in the notion that how a ...
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    Generation Y: Talk Back About Teaching

    Generation Y: Talk Back About Teaching
    I have been doing a lot of reading about new teachers – i.e., Generation Y: those born between 1978 and 2000. A few examples are "What Gen Y Really Wants":http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1640395,00.html in a July 2007 issue of Time or "Wikipedia’s description of Gen Y.":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y Some of the characteristics that are cited about Generation Y (I know these are generationalizations, but are any ...
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
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    Do the Holidays Distract Students from Learning?

    Do the Holidays Distract Students from Learning?
    The normal classroom has been decorated, lights are flashing, wreaths are hung and music is blaring during activity time. When "Rudolph" starts playing over the radio, the entire class beings to sing and drop what they're doing. What was once a normal classroom with busy, small groups of students, now seems to be a winter wonderland. There's only one problem, the ...
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    Is Every Teacher a Reader?

    Is Every Teacher a Reader?
    In fights over teacher quality, we often ask what makes a good teacher. No Child Left Behind's Highly Qualified Teacher provisions called on teachers to have a degree in the subject and be certified. Leaders such as the NCLB Commission have sought to strengthen the provision, adding a measure of teacher effectiveness to the requirements. Has anyone thought that a ...
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