Some teachers are counting down the number of days until summer vacation. I’m counting the number of days I have to continue educating these 7th graders. I don’t usually do that. But I thought there was something about these kids that I liked. Turns out, I was right for the most part.
Part three. My high school teachers deserve to know that they helped me deal with some of the roughest years in my life. Thank you! May all of you continue to thank a teacher in your life. May and every other month in the year should be Teacher Appreciation month. High School Don’t know [...]
This post is a continuation of the outstanding teachers I had in my life. Are you thanking a teacher today? Please don’t tell me a teacher never did anything for you. If you can read this, thank a teacher. Junior High School My junior high school years were the best. I think that’s the main [...]
To be honest, I don’t know if the entire month of May is devoted to appreciate teachers. But who cares? We should appreciate teachers every day and I’m not just saying that because I am a teacher. I’m a great teacher because of the teachers in my life. Yes, I said great. If I don’t [...]
The first time I did my full time clinical teaching internship, I realized that I would have favored students in my life. It’s not something that teachers want to admit because we do our best to not have any favored students. But I’m here to let you know that if you’re a teacher and you [...]
This year Miami-Dade County Public Schools start Spring Break at the end of the third quarter which will be March 22, 2013. Nice! When we return, we have two weeks left until FCAT takes over our lives and the rest of the time to tie up loose ends.
Sometimes there are groups of students who capture your heart as you capture their minds. This year, while my students may not be Einsteins, they have a heart of gold. It does happen every now and then. The last group of students who made me feel like this are now graduating seniors at their local [...]
It’s been one crazy month and the year just started! I am very excited for 2013. I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to 2011 and 2012 was really umm interesting. But 2013 is going to be amazing! MY new year always starts on my birthday. I am not a big New Year’s Eve fan. Kissing [...]
Rick Lapworth’s view on Value Added Models takes on a funny yet, truthful view of the hypocrisy that goes with it. What are your thoughts on VAM?