Category Archives: early career teachers

Teachers Quit Principals, Not Schools

This is so incredibly true.  So many good teachers leave because of poor management above them.  We are all told that we need to be a team, but usually the “self promoters” are the ones who get the leadership positions.  The … Continue reading

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Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles

Yoo Hoo. “Eminent academics” agree with what I have been saying for years.  I feel vindicated!   Source: Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists | Education | The Guardian

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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Sometimes revolutions are a good thing that help people.  I think the Finns are onto something.  Here’s hoping. Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

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An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them and the Results are Profound

I had an interesting comment made in my class today.  It revolved around being punitive rather than being educational.  I wonder why more schools do not head down this route. Instead of punishing them or sending them to the principal’s … Continue reading

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For Young Children, Homework May Be Pointless

It is about to be the start of a new academic year and some publications love to rehash discussions guaranteed to wind people up and sell magazines.  We need a real definition of homework other than the catch-all of “whatever … Continue reading

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Shadowing students – a sobering lesson learned

This blog post shows us something that is very uncomfortable to many educators, how we are actually doing with the students.  This is not being evaluated by the principal, nor an admin person from central office to get a permanent … Continue reading

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Homework is wrecking our kids

And we are not back to one of my personal pet peeves.  I hated assigning homework to younger students.  It only seemed to cause conflict at home and complications at school.  I am so glad that my beliefs are continually … Continue reading

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Teacher standards in education reform

Teacher standards is something that are becoming a new reality in the field of education.  Many places like Australia and Singapore have them in place and have had for quite some time.  If they are used to protect teachers and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Teachers and Why They Need to Hear It

This is quite different from what I normally post about.  I know that November is a tough time of year especially for young teachers in the northern hemisphere.  There is so much that seems tough in the news about the … Continue reading

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Helicopter parenting is ruining a generation

It is nice to see that others are publishing on this trend that has forced so many promising educators out of the field.  This is the number one item I try to prepare my students for.  Pedagogy and classroom management … Continue reading

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