Teachers

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]

NEW: Republicans Plan To Weaken National Teacher Training (VIDEO)

NEW: Republicans Plan To Weaken National Teacher Training (VIDEO)

The Republican Congress is wasting no time in undoing many of the actions taken by the Obama administration. They are planning to use a provision called the Congressional Review Act, which allows them to look at, and possibly overturn, any rule issued by the Executive Branch. In the current case, Congress can review Executive Orders […]

Kansas School District Bans Safety Pins Over Non-Existent ‘Disruptions’ After Election (VIDEO)

Kansas School District Bans Safety Pins Over Non-Existent ‘Disruptions’ After Election (VIDEO)

After President-elect Donald Trump was announced the winner, many of us who are in minority groups were (and still are) afraid to voice their opinions. Trump wants to take away rights from many groups, so Liberals started a movement to protest Trump’s hatred of women, Black people, the LGBT community, and every other minority you […]

Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

Teacher Of The Year Winners Are Crossing A Line To Denounce Trump (VIDEO)

Generally, teachers are expected to hide their political leanings in class. It can be seen as discriminatory if they favor the students who agree and treat the ones who disagree badly. Parents fear that teachers would “indoctrinate” their children. These people who won the “Teacher of the Year” award have written a letter denouncing Republican […]

‘Welcome To The 4th Grade’ — New Teacher’s Catchy Music Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

‘Welcome To The 4th Grade’ — New Teacher’s Catchy Music Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Walking into his first year teaching, Dwayne Reed recorded the most adorable greeting for his new Stenson Elementary School, fourth grade class. With today’s school becoming more and more focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, kids moving to the next grade level are starting to have some anxiety about the new school […]

A Southern Pastor: Teaching Me

A Southern Pastor: Teaching Me

There are moments for each of us which define our lives: who we are, what we do, what we stand for, and how we will live. The tricky part is recognizing those moments and living into them. Unfortunately, we sometimes let them pass us by unnoticed. When I decided to take a few years off […]

Scott Walker Still Bad At Analogies, Compares Teachers to Packers (VIDEO)

Scott Walker Still Bad At Analogies, Compares Teachers to Packers (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) knows that if there’s one topic that brings the citizens of Wisconsin together, it’s the Green Bay Packers. Gov. Walker attempted to use this to his political advantage when talking to reporters after a closed-door listening session with invite-only constituents. In his statement, Gov. Walker tried to point out how […]

Chicago Teachers Strike In Desperate Hope Of Increasing Education Budget

Chicago Teachers Strike In Desperate Hope Of Increasing Education Budget

Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) members have been working since June 30, 2015 without a contract. They have not received the salary increases mandated in their previous contract. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is attempting to cope with a 1.1 billion dollar deficit this fiscal year. All of this is part of an epically long and torturous budget process that […]

Students Aren’t The Only Ones Facing Online Abuse In Our Schools

Students Aren’t The Only Ones Facing Online Abuse In Our Schools

There is disturbing news of teachers’ online abuse by both pupils and parents, showing that the level has spiraled out of control. More than half of teachers surveyed by NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers) said they had been abused online by pupils (55 percent) and parents (52 percent), mostly via Facebook. They […]

State Drops Bill Mandating Teacher Education On Social Activities With Students

State Drops Bill Mandating Teacher Education On Social Activities With Students

Alabama State Senator Cam Ward has dropped a bill, the Educator-Student Interaction Training Act, that would require teachers to have one hour of training per year on not having inappropriate relations with their students. The bill would also include training on social media interactions with students, interactions outside of school, and the use of corporal […]

Detroit Teachers Deserve Respect

Detroit Teachers Deserve Respect

As a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools, I take the recent sick outs personally. I stand with Detroit teachers in fighting against work environments that are counter-productive to student achievement. I learned early on in life that you must stand for what’s right. I Respect Teachers Because My Mother Led By Example My mother […]

Simple Process Helps Make Children More Successful

Simple Process Helps Make Children More Successful

Many parents read anything and everything about bringing children up the right way. All sorts of facts and statistics are taken as gospel, even if the data is only supported by correlation and has no proof of cause. Dr Carole Dweck has come up with an excellent way to get the best out of children in […]

Crazed NY Principal Forbids Teachers To Sit, Removes Furniture From Classrooms

Crazed NY Principal Forbids Teachers To Sit, Removes Furniture From Classrooms

In an apparent bout of madness, a New York Principal ordered all school furniture to be thrown out onto the street — including chairs, desks, and filing cabinets. Whilst class was in session, Donna Connelly — principal of Spuyten Duvil School — ordered teachers to take their cabinets and desks into the hallway. Children were told […]

Here Is The Thought Process Of A Pre-K Teacher In Lockdown

Here Is The Thought Process Of A Pre-K Teacher In Lockdown

After every school shooting, we do our lip-service assessment of gun control, school safety, and what freedom truly means. The NRA argues that if the “good guys” had more guns, fewer people would have died. Democrats craft a gun control bill which gets immediately shot down by the gun-toting freedom-lovers. Pundits ask the same questions. […]

Hillary Clinton Campaign Gets HUGE NEWS With This Endorsement

Hillary Clinton Campaign Gets HUGE NEWS With This Endorsement

President of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, just announced that the nation’s biggest labor union will endorse Hillary Clinton for President. In a statement she says: “Clinton is a strong leader who will do what is best for America’s students. For more than four decades, Clinton has fought to make sure all children […]

Chris Christie: I Will Punch The Teacher’s Union ‘In The Face’ Because They ‘Deserve It’

Chris Christie: I Will Punch The Teacher’s Union ‘In The Face’ Because They ‘Deserve It’

Well, it certainly appears that Chris Christie doesn’t want any teachers to vote for him, doesn’t it? The New Jersey Governor and 2016 GOP Presidential candidate said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that the national teacher’s union deserves a “punch in the face” because he claims it has become the most destructive force in America’s […]

Teaching Students In Radical Brilliant New Ways: The Ron Clark Academy

Teaching Students In Radical Brilliant New Ways: The Ron Clark Academy

This is one of the most inspirational stories I’ve seen in quite some time. There is a middle school in Atlanta, Georgia called the Ron Clark Academy. It has a very unique approach to teaching that gives both teachers and students energy and enthusiasm. I have never seen kids having so much fun while learning. […]

‘We Carried Our Brand-New Skepticism Into All Our Classes’ — A Teacher Who Changed Everything

‘We Carried Our Brand-New Skepticism Into All Our Classes’ — A Teacher Who Changed Everything

This article was extracted from Reader’s Digest (Asian Edition), April 1991, pp. 47-48. I found it here. Best Teacher I Ever Had by David Owen Mr. Whitson taught sixth-grade science. On the first day of class, he gave us a lecture about a creature called the cattywampus, an ill-adapted nocturnal animal that was wiped out […]