Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]Read more "Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development"
Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending my first EduCon conference. For those who are unfamiliar, EduCon is a huge conference for educational professionals hosted in Philadelphia, PA at the Science Leadership Academy. This year, in EduCon’s 10th year, everything was focused on sustainability in education. People from all across the educational spectrum, from […]Read more "Guest Post via @mrsbreisacher: How Far Do We Still Have to Go?"
There used to be a time when a teacher would find his/her groove teaching, a style of teaching that produced results. Of course, as the years went by, that style, hopefully, would be refined, adjusted, tap here, tap there, and all is good. But “individual teaching styles” seem to have gone by the wayside. Teaching […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: Synchronized Teaching- The Loss of Uniqueness!"
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After twenty-one years teaching English at a public middle school in South Los Angeles, my eventual choice to change schools was an agonizing decision in a career that had more than its fair share of dilemmas and disasters. With utterly no training, I had begun my career at this chronically under-performing school as an “emergency” […]Read more "Guest post by Robert Ward via @RewardingEdu: Why I Left the School I Loved"