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    A Student By Any Other Name

    A Student By Any Other Name
    Ethics are, of course, subjective. Intentional teachers are naturally focused on modeling behaviors that will serve their students long into the future. In today’s world, depersonalization is rampant; we are often reduced to student IDs, pin numbers, account numbers, employee numbers and other digital labels. Sometimes, perhaps inadvertently, depersonalization manifests itself in classrooms of even the most well meaning educators. From ...
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    Will You Raise Your Voice?

    Will You Raise Your Voice?
    When teachers intent on making a difference look at the state of affairs in education in 2008, many just shake their heads and sigh. Rightfully so, perhaps, when one considers how many students of education are changing their majors, how many fabulous but disillusioned teachers are choosing early retirement or changing careers, the challenging daily schedules confronting most teachers, their low ...
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    Everyday Ethics: An Introduction

    Beginning in October, Teaching will feature an exclusive column titled _Everyday Ethics._ This column will focus on topics- some controversial- that educators encounter everyday in creating an ethical classroom. Read about our author Dr. Rosanna Pittella below: Rosanna Pittella, MA, PhD abd, is an ethicist who based on studies of Piaget, Kohlberg, and Gilligan, developed a unique theory of integration of ...
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    In 2009, Focus on Sameness, Not Diversity

    In 2009, Focus on Sameness, Not Diversity
    Let’s face facts, discrimination, sexism, racism, ageism, classism – all the “isms” that separate people and lay the groundwork for hate, are based on a philosophy of “us” versus “them.” This philosophy is fully grounded in the focus by many of the differences between people as opposed to the characteristics they share. For example, racists cannot accept the fact that there ...
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    One Voice: New York

    One Voice: New York
    h4. Strong voices, words of wisdom, sharing and new global friendships In the tradition that began in San Francisco, the One Voice NY Conference and Forum was set afire by the passions and clear devotion of its attendees and speakers! In spite of very bad weather that delayed trains, prevented landings of planes, and made roads hazardous, registrants from points of ...
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    The Ethics of No Child Left Behind

    The Ethics of No Child Left Behind
    There has been much written on the pros and cons of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) from an educational management perspective on the return on investment of the program, and point of view of teachers, professors and students effected by it. As educators attempt to navigate the best way forward in these challenging times, it may help to know how NCLB ...
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    What Kind of Educator are You?

    What Kind of Educator are You?
    Are you principled, ethical, or both? Everyone makes decisions and behaves according to his or her own set of guiding principles and a personal code of ethics. As an educator, you are certainly aware that your behavior and decisions affect and act as a model for your students. Naturally, it is important for you to know what triggers them and evaluate ...
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    When Will More Male Teachers Be the Norm?

    When Will More Male Teachers Be the Norm?
    Attention single men: Want to up your dating game? Actually, want to get a date, period? Three words: Become a teacher. Hotties will have your number on speed dial once word gets out that you’re taking action against educational inequality. You’ll get so much play, before you know it, those investment-banking friends who mocked you for going into education will be ...
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    Are You An Intentional Teacher?

    Are You An Intentional Teacher?
    Ask the next ten teachers you meet why they picked education as a career and the majority will tell you that the decision was all about making a difference. The ones that have remained true to this mission, positive and dedicated in spite of countless challenges, frustrations, budget cuts, and much more, are those admirable leaders known as intentional teachers. Are ...
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    10 Things a Teacher Should Never Do

     10 Things  a Teacher Should Never Do
    No matter how many years of experience you have under your belt, there are certain things that teachers should never do. Not only are the things on this list pushing the ethical envelope, they could also be damaging to your career. I'm sure Teaching readers could help make this list longer, but I've narrowed it to ten things I feel are ...
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    13 Things Teachers Should Never Say

    Educators need to speak carefully... Some teachers have the gift of language down pat. They know how to use their words in a way that everyone around them feels good about themselves and motivated to do their work. However, there are some teachers out there who let their adult sense of humor and frankness go too far. What one person ...
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    Will You Make History in Education?

    Will You Make History in Education?
    Margaret Mead, American anthropologist said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Throughout history the drafting of a powerful document of intent by a small group of impassioned people has been the first step to a radical and long lasting change in the world. In 1774, ...
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    Creating an Ethical Classroom

    Creating an Ethical Classroom
    An ethical classroom, like a good home, is ideally a place of learning, sharing, trust, nurturing, personal and spiritual growth, and peace. Places that engender such feelings among those who thrive there are built around a consciousness and respect of ethical concepts. Beneficence (goodness), veracity (truth), autonomy (sense of self), justice (meaning fairness), and non-maleficence (the responsibility to do no harm) ...
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    Is the U.S. Education System Broken or Is it Working?

    Is the U.S. Education System Broken or Is it Working?
    As I diligently and painstakingly research and document how our American educational system was conceived, its precise path and evolution into its current state I am compelled to reconsider my core assumption. My assumption was that the Great Experiment (The United States of America) had designed a system to reflect its unparalleled commitment to democracy, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ...
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    The Power of Teaching

    Those who can, do…ONLY because they once had great teachers. Education in the United States has lost some of its luster over the years since the first colonial schools opened more than two hundred years ago. At one time, one room classrooms were presided over by knowledgeable men and women, carefully chosen in the hopes that they could help to develop ...
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