How Not to Get Into College:
The Preoccupation with Preparation
part of our job is to help students and parents understand that the difference between acceptance to a moderately elite college and acceptance to an extremely elite college does not justify sacrificing everything (health, happiness, friends, love of learning) in a desperate effort to gain access to the latter...
No Child Left Behind or Leave the Thinking to Us
Unfortunately, the government's No Child Left Behind Act doesn't seem to care much about thinking -- doing well on tests is what matters. And so the pressure is on to make sure that every possible question is answered correctly...
Technology Reform in Schools
Daisy Marie (Price) Hicks
The Virginia Department of Education mandated that all teachers and administrators in Virginia complete technology certification by the beginning of the 2002-03 school year...
Special Skills for Classroom Management
Many teachers are unaware of the powerful techniques of persuasion and influence which are used by expert communicators from the educational, political, sales, advertising, and military and intelligence fields...
Looking for a teaching job?
Ten Tips for Job Hunters
the Teacher Chatboard
We regularly see postings here from people looking for teaching jobs, asking about the "secret" to getting one. They generally think that since they are highly qualified and good at interviewing, but they still can't get hired, there must be some mysterious thing that they lack...
Living Up to David Ruggles
Caroline Edens Bundy
Who has heard of David Ruggles?...He was born a free black American in Connecticut. He published, operated, and owned the first African American Press...
Early Childhood Chatboard
I teach public pre-k for 4 year olds, and I was just wondering what things you include in your pre-writing centers...
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