Have you heard about the next planned "Survivor" show?
Three businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped in an middle school classroom for one school year. Each business person will be provided with a copy of his/her school district's curriculum, and a
This is taken from the NY Times, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011:
In talking about reading in the previous blog entry, about how it should be an unconscious process, it also occured to me how it should be an emotionally enjoyable, even
I got this from a colleague and group member today:
I need to cancel my membership to your blog. It's nothing personal, but I've decided to leave teaching after this year.
Thank you for all of your support and thoughtful discussions.
Yesterday one of my classes got squirrely with the English interruptions. My reaction was to feed that fire with my own English interruptions of their English interruptions. In trying to quell the fire, I fed it. Bonehead move. I've got
In this comment-turned-post, Jennifer describes something that most of us feel quite often when trying to do comprehensible input methods:
I’m so happy to have received such a warm welcome. I must say that things have gone a little south with
Teaching is the only field I know of where the people who employ the professionals they hire don't really believe that they can do the job, so they keep on forcing education on them in the form of ongoing trainings. Professional training
We all have one class that doesn't work, in our view. It just feels wrong. The kids don't partipate, there is a culture of passive resistance - often led by a single kid with passive aggressive tendencies, and it's just the chemistry of the