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 […]
5 Ways For A Successful End of the School Year For Teachers, Parents and Students
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.
The Golden Rule of Accountability: VAM Unto Others as You Would Have Others VAM Unto You
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?
Tis the Season to Be on a Holiday Blog Tour!
Tomorrow starts a great tour of blogs! Created by Icess Fernandez Rojas, a group of amazing bloggers will each post a holiday theme post on their personal blog. You get to go to each one of them for free!
Occupy UTD: United Teachers of Dade Is Not Too United
From noon today until tomorrow at 3 pm, Miami-Dade County Public School teachers will be occupying the United Teachers of Dade building. They are protesting the contract which we all will be voting on tomorrow. 1. Many teachers realized that