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Dear Administrators, do you realize what you’re trying to make me do? (Warning: *rant* on learning targets!)

(warning: *rant* on learning targets!) Dear Administrators, Do you realize what you’re trying to make me do? Every day, I am supposed to write separate learning targets on the wall for each different class I teach. Per your leadership, these learning targets must be: 1. Written with higher order thinking skills in mind, such as … Continue reading

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher

Here is a reblog from the Washington Post. Leave your comments below! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/ For more than a decade now we have heard that the high-stakes testing obsession in K-12 education that began with the enactment of No Child Left Behind 11 years ago has resulted in high school graduates who don’t think as analytically or … Continue reading

The Exhaustion of the American Teacher

Dear Politician, I just came across this article, and had to comment on it: http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/09/the-exhaustion-of-the-american-teacher/ This article is dead on. I always thought it was just me that was exhausted but come to find out I’m not the only one! And the problem lies with the parents more than the kids. I’ve had many parents … Continue reading

School Supplies

Dear Politician, This letter is to inform you of how your actions affect the education system. Today, I’m writing about school supplies. Because of budget cuts to education, I may or may not have school supplies next year. I’ll find out when I get there. Very frustrating! I’m not exaggerating when I say this. A … Continue reading

The Importance of Eating Breakfast

Dear Politician, I am writing to inform you of the importance of breakfast as it relates to learning in the public education classroom. I strongly believe that if you are going to hold teachers accountable for student test scores, you should also hold parents accountable for sending their student to school with  breakfast. Today, as … Continue reading

Dear Obama, why 1B to master teachers is not the best idea for promoting STEM

Dear Mr. Obama, I recently read on Yahoo news that you proposed 1 billion to go toward developing math and science master teachers in an effort to increase the workforce to match the 35% increase in demand for math, science, and engineering graduates. You might consider giving out different tiers of loans to college students. … Continue reading

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