Tests Ruin Our Children’s Future?
I thought I had finished venting in yesterday’s post about over testing our children. I’m sorry. I was wrong. Today when I arrived to work, I received notice that the last week of October will be filled with more “mandatory” testing from the district. That’s just for reading. The following week will be for math. […]
State Testing Gone Wild
I love teaching. I love being in the classroom with my students and being a part of their learning years. I’m not alone. There are thousands of teachers who feel the same way. Lately something has gone incredibly wrong. It is like a silent disease that is spreading from one generation into the next one. […]
Start the School Year with an A Plus
If you’re a parent of child still attending school then I know you can’t wait for school to start. If you’re in Miami, tomorrow is your day! Let’s make sure that your child is going to have a successful school year because as a teacher, I might have your student in my classroom. So we […]
Classroom Cheating Mirrors Real Life
Recently, a group of students were caught cheating in my classroom. Definitely one of the saddest and most disappointing days of this school year. I couldn’t believe it. I was so upset. I couldn’t say a word. I couldn’t look them in the eye. It’s not as if they didn’t know how I felt about […]
A Teacher Learns from Her Students
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.
Thank You Miami Sunset Senior High School
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 […]
Thank You To Centennial Junior High School Teachers
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 […]
May Is Teacher Appreciation Month: Thank You!
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 […]
Teachers Have Favorite Students. I do.
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 […]