Posts Tagged ‘ teaching ’

How the Web Changes How We Think

The Internet changes our thinking. The more we use it the more it affects how we perceive things and it even changes our levels of attention and patience.

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Teacher Value

Those who question a teacher’s value or their paycheck might be surprised by Taylor Mali’s poetry.

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Punctuation Pauses

Please share these with family or friends or anyone you know who hasn’t realized the value of punctuation…. Getting the Punctuation Right An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing,” on the blackboard and directed the …

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Resolutions for 2012

Resolutions made on the eve of the new year usually reflect our best intentions. A new year is  a clean slate, we allow ourselves a fresh start, this time around swearing to do what we did not in the previous …

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Inspirational Education

Teachers who are making a difference by seeing their students as more than just a body in a classroom. Appreciating, encouraging and drawing upon their students’ life experiences.     Education Nation: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=340D66EC-E59B-11E0-AB96000C296BA163&aka=0

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Who would you want teaching your child?

While reading an article on the need for teacher diversity, I am brought back to my first couple years of teaching. Fresh out of college, 21 years old, my first position was at a school in the Bronx, outside of …

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Should Schools Celebrate Holidays?

Back on  October 17, 2011, Education Nation reported on Ann Foley, a Massachusetts elementary principal, who in a memo to her staff voiced anger  over holidays surrounding historical events and went so far as to ban students from dressing up for …

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Weird SAT Words & Groups of SAT Synonyms

        These are weird SAT words you need to know: dross (impurities) slag (impurities) charlatan (faker) necromancy (communication with the dead) sorcerer (someone who communicates with the dead) conflagration (big fire) palisade (row of stakes)   These …

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Back to the Books, Second Time Around

Praxis. A dreaded word for anyone who is looking to get licensed as a teacher in the state of CT. Doesn’t matter that you have been a teacher for over 10 years and have premanent licensing in another state( having …

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The Advantages of Online Tutoring

                               There are several advantages of online tutoring. It is safer: Some times parents are worried about the safety of their children during private coaching session when both of them are not at home. Online tutorials are safer in this …

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