Using music to improve math skills is such an obvious integration of the arts with academics. The fact that many […]
Archive for March 2012
Why would we CENSOR Certain Works from Education? Stifle Critical Thinking?
I found this article quite disturbing. http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/19950269903/how-to-get-your-book-banned-in-arizona Article in the NY Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/education/racial-lens-used-to-cull-curriculum-in-arizona.html?_r=1 How to get your book banned in Arizona? […]
HOW TO ALIGN Arts Curriculum to BENEFIT Student Achievement and Social/Emotional Wellness?
Why is Curriculum Alignment Important? The guaranteed and viable curriculum is important for students so that all students have the […]
Can Trayvon Martin be a “TIPPING POINT?”
Racism is awful. It is sad, and unfortunately it is everywhere. We create preconceived ideas about someone based on their […]
Thinking about Educational Budget Cuts . . . . SERIOUSLY?
I TRY TO REMAIN OPEN-MINDED. I have my political affiliations and I believe in my viewpoint, but I am never […]
How Do Teachers Teach Self-Discipline?
I love this photo! Not only do I relate to the discipline shown in this picture, but I believe the […]
Are We Ready for Blended Learning? Time to CHANGE “What to Learn?”
Picture this: Students sitting on the floor in groups in a classroom. Everyone is busy and engaged. Many are using […]
Who Do You Want To Teach Your Child?
What are the qualities of a good teacher? Focus on what a teacher should be, not what they aren’t. Qualities […]
COMMON CORE- BENEFIT OF NATIONAL STANDARDS
Change is good, but difficult for some. I think teachers are historically in this group. Please don’t change what I […]
Teacher Morale Down? No Money, Curriculum Confusion- Let’s solve it!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire -William Butler Yeats Teaching is […]