Monthly Archives: June 2015

If this is how we treat parents — no wonder they are so frustrated with us!

Frustrating is not the word for it….more like blood curdling mad!  Such a simple task —  all I had to do was transfer a title and registration on a boat. I started at the license bureau thinking of course that … Continue reading

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Sit on them until Thanksgiving!

As a young teacher some of the worst words of advice I ever received was from a veteran teacher at my very first teacher meeting.   He took me aside and told me in a super serious tone that what … Continue reading

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Grades do not motivate kids!

We have an obsession in schools around competition, rank, sorting, and grades.  We focus so much energy in school around those issues that most students, parents and teachers do not even think about the consequences or the “why” they are … Continue reading

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WANTED — RESPECT FOR TEACHERS!

Nationally — teacher preparation programs have seen a 30% decline in enrollment at a time when most states are seeing a mass exodus of teachers via retirement.  You would think — given the job opportunities, that teaching would be an … Continue reading

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