• Classroom Life,  Instruction,  Lists,  Process

    Becoming Unnecessary

    A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. ~ Thomas Carruthers Become unnecessary?  Why would I do that? Because as teachers and as parents, it’s our responsibility to our students/children. My two cents?? Teach kids the definition of integrity: what you do when no one is looking,” … and get out of the way. Ever wonder why some teachers seem to just have it…

  • Process

    Ed2B: Educators’ Skills Translate

    Are you a business owner or hiring manager?  If so, have you ever wondered what an applicant who’s a transitioning or former educator might bring to your organization? I’ve worked for several years with adults who transition from business to teaching – for a variety of reasons, usually, to ‘make a difference.’ But what about teachers who make the move from education to the…

  • Instruction

    Here We Go: Awesome Sites for Educators

    A new school year begins… preplanning starts officially today, though ‘planning’ has been going on all most of summer.  For me, being organized sets the tone for daily classroom life.  This year, I’m feeling ready! How about you? How much time do you focus on planning or other ‘classroom stuff’ during summer vacation? I’m thrilled to be starting the school…

  • Instruction

    Education Nation: Can Anyone Hear Us? Does it Matter?

    In a country whose education system has continued to erode for more years than most would like to acknowledge, we’re once again having dialogue about the issues:  poor student performance, lack of money, ‘bad’ teachers, poor parenting, crumbling buildings, outdated instructional methods …. the list goes on and on. But is the Education Nation discussion leading anywhere? Who’s listening? Who’s…