I have been teaching for 10 years. I have mentored teachers, become Department Head, sat on committees, presented at conferences, and taught upwards of 2500 students ranging from 3rd grade to 12th grade. But all of that does not make
OK, so we preach about differentiating our lessons. We preach about differentiating our students. We preach about differentiating our assessments. But what about differentiating the requirements of our new teacher programs?
Just a brief post of victory to share: At the beginning of Sept 2007, I gave a pre-assessment to my class in order to learn their levels and begin the process of differentiation. I looked through the results and my
The Carnival of Education #177 has arrived and my article, "How to Find a Job in Education that You Love" is featured.
Don't just take the first job handed to you. Here's a step-by-step guide in finding a job in education on your terms.
Alternative Teacher Credential programs must be entertained, as do new ways to mentor new teachers.
I know the use of new teachers in harder-to-teach classrooms is frowned upon, but maybe they have some pros in the face of so many cons: energy, passion, and flexibility.
New teacher programs are clunky and redundant, asking more from the new teacher then their day-job does.