Jeffery Wright is an example of a teacher who gets it. He uses unconventional methods to engage his students. The video is about 12 minutes long. It is worth the time to watch. Read the New York Times article about Mr. Wright.
Note: As the start of a new school year is upon us I thought it would be a good time to something I was asked to write several years ago on my experiences of growing up with a learning disability. Speaker presenting workshops for teachers used this. Do you remember the kid in grade school … Continue reading A Letter From the Class Dummy
Earlier this month officials in two New York Public Schools exhibited total lack of common sense when administering punishment to two students. First, officials at Junior High 190 in Queens decided that the behavior of Alexa Gonzalez was drastic enough to call the police. Alexa was led from school in handcuffs. You may be wondering … Continue reading ID10T: Public School Edition
Last night I overheard a conversation from a couple of college students regarding teaching. It seems that the young lady is an education major. Her friend was loudly proclaiming how teachers were really over paid. He thought that teachers had a very easy job because they only work 8 to 3 with a lunch break … Continue reading Conversation
Thought I would repost a highlight of some of the most popular posts of the year. All selections are based upon number of views. I found it interesting that half of this year's Top 10 are Top 10 lists. #10 Funny Facebook Message [posted 9 July]: Tonight I received on a message Facebook from one … Continue reading Top 10: 2008 Year in Review
Read an interesting op-ed piece about the high drop out rate in the United States. According to this piece, the U.S. high school system is out of date and does not prepare students for life. Students graduate without basic skills and even basic knowledge of historical facts. It is one more piece attacking our public … Continue reading Clueless?
After teaching for over 10 years I have quite a collection of humorous things my students have said or done. Thought I would share a few of my favorites. All names or other identifying information has been changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent. #10 From a college history class: New England is … Continue reading Top 10: Things My Students Have Said or Done