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My Inner Pollyanna’s Ed Reform Blue Sky

Even amid the heated debates & discourse, my inner Pollyanna still dream’s big. Here’s my blue sky, if I had my way: 1. United Teachers They become a force to be reckoned with. Politicians, news outlets, and policy makers take notice and make room at the table. They ask teachers questions like, “What can we […]

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A Teacher’s Field Guide to Parents

Teachers would be foolhardy to label parents as either good or bad. Not all parents are created equal and cannot be categorized on a single spectrum.  To do so would jeopardize a teacher’s ability to survive. Literally.  I mean, I’m talking life or death here. You see, when normally mild mannered and reasonable people become […]

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13 Reasons Having Kids is Worth It!

Two words: Tater Tots. Dipped in ketchup. For Breakfast. Accidentally pass gas in company? No problem. Turn to the toddler and ask, “Do you need to go potty?” Newborn in arms = legitimate reason to do nothing but watch kung-fu, sci-fi or fall asleep. When your childless friends bellyache about how busy they are, it […]

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Summer Reading Lists

Just a quick, short list of some reading selections for the summer: San Francisco Public Library Reading Lists Annotated list of lists up to 12 year olds, including special interest topic lists. Boulder Public Library Booklists Kids’ Booklists including topics specific for boys, girls, and teachers. Boston Public Library Summer Reading Lists Though this list […]

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Parent Involvement – “What’s Your View?”

The involvement of parents and families in schools is often cited as one of the most important ways to improve education. High levels of parental involvement correlate with: improved academic performance higher test scores more positive attitudes toward school higher homework completion rates fewer placements in special education academic perseverance lower dropout rates fewer suspensions” […]

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