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Loving the Unloveable Student

I recall clearly an experience I had early in my career that changed my perspective on teaching forever and made me an immeasurably better teacher. On the day before school started we received our class rosters in our mailboxes. I was … Continue reading

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No More Teaching

When thinking about teaching, many of us conjure images of a wise sage standing in front of a group of youngsters, dispensing knowledge as eager students absorb new enlightenment. In fact, Webster defines teach as “to cause to know something,” or “to … Continue reading

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Inspiring Students to Learn

As I’ve written before, a teacher’s first and foremost job is to motivate students to learn. Teachers need to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I am a motivator. I find ways to inspire every child in my class to want … Continue reading

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Can Students Help us Improve our Teaching?

When I was in the classroom teaching high school math and science, I made a practice of surveying my students at the end of each year to get feedback regarding how they perceived my effectiveness at a teacher. I realize … Continue reading

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Some Teacher Education Programs are Successful

Teacher education programs have come under fire lately. Even the Secretary of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) have called for teacher education programs to be “turned upside down in this country.” The vast majority of new teachers … Continue reading

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Who Supports Teachers?

Our guest blogger today is Melodie, who sent us these comments: Education is a tough field! Before retiring, my husband was an administrator who intervened several times on the behalf of his teachers. I’m finding more parents are led by … Continue reading

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You are a Teacher

Stop right now and think about your favorite teacher. Who came to your mind? Why? Was it because you remember all the wonderful things you learned in his or her class? Or was it because he or she made learning … Continue reading

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