I'm officially declaring summer 2016 over.
It often starts by being honest with myself.
Democrats and Republicans are much more similar than political parties in other countries. Breaking down the two convention speeches by President Obama and presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, could be a powerful teaching tool in the classroom next fall. Putting Secretary Clinton's speeches in there will add different dimensions as well.
Schools are complex structures that are sometimes only barely standing upright. Our veteran teachers are one of the most important pillars that keep the whole thing from tumbling down.
For quite some time success in large cities tend to be modeled elsewhere. Why would K-2 suspensions be any different?
This is why we teach citations in school. I'm just happy there won't be some innocent intern sacrificed in this one...yet. Thanks for all the emails asking for thoughts on plagiarism because of last night's events.
I never get tired of watching new teachers teach. This time, it was an elementary teacher.
After a week off, the world is still wild. Here's a few things to keep your brain occupied and focused on education.
It's always time for a good laugh. Summer is short. Make the most of it.
There is no "getting back to normal." There is no "moving on." Moving forward is what we are all called to do after tragedy.
It doesn't get any easier to deal with, accept, or process tragedy, and it shouldn't. Tragedy should never be the new normal.
It's been a long night, following a long week, following a long year. Get closer to each other, not further apart. We're all we've got.
It's about time to start doing Professional Development again. I went from hating to loving a 3 day training.