Monthly Archives: January 2015

Teacher stress is killing my profession

I do not want to appear negative but I do want to be realistic. This is another article that presents some of the issues that plague education in the western world these days. I agree with the author that I … Continue reading

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Phases of First-Year Teaching

I have been exploring the experiences of pre-service and early career teachers and I came across an interesting blog written by a young teacher who graduated from one of my alma maters.  Within his blog, I found a reference to the … Continue reading

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Learning Public Speaking skills from TED Talks

Learning from TED Talks. Normally I try to post items to discuss regarding teaching and the state of education.  Today serendipity has occurred and I found a fantastic article regarding a subject I was presenting to my students today. Education … Continue reading

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Personality testing validity challenged

Schools love to jump on the latest band wagon.  For some reason when I was growing up, the standard explanation for following a new trend was “It worked in California”.  I am not sure why it was acceptable, but no … Continue reading

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Does class size matter?

After years of pundits commenting on educational issues, it is great to read some research that supports teachers and students.  Regardless of how good an educator is, class size absolutely impacts students and their learning.  The larger the class, the … Continue reading

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