Category Archives: Pre-service teachers

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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The Tragic Data Behind Selfie Fatalities

The class I teach right now are definitely risk takers.  We managed to get everyone to take a selfie and not one was injured or killed in the process. Teachers need to be aware that a seemingly innocuous task for … 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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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

I know that summer break is less than a week away and teachers are definitely looking forward to a chance to relax and enjoy themselves and the warm weather. Finding this US article on declining enrolments in teacher education was not … Continue reading

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As veteran teachers face more time demands, placing student teachers grows more difficult

This is an interesting article about some of the issues of supply and demand as it relates to student teachers.  I know that many people do not think about when it comes to pre-service teachers. Finding a place for students … Continue reading

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Curriculum links

Many early career and pre-service teachers need all the support they can get.  The curriculum is a fantastic place to start to get structures in place to help them plan for the year. Having a place to go to with … 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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You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong. – The Washington Post.   I have found another news article explaining the societal and cultural pressures which has affected perceptions of teachers.

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