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Chairman Mao, the Lunchroom, and Teacher Talk?

Originally published at educatedtodeath.com A fellow teacher called me Mao Zedong at lunch the other day, and rather harshly too. This comment, though harsh was, from her point of view, warranted. We were in the lunchroom at the “teacher table” having our general lunchroom conversation. Teachers were discussing how the day was going, blowing off … Continue reading

Tale of a Broken System: A Student’s Perspective

Public education is a system of failure in America; it’s a system that no longer holds any true promise to a great future that one can build on. Over the past few decades its capabilities has seemed to have narrowed and its structure has seem to falter to the point of near catastrophic collapse. However, … Continue reading

Journal Writing – just another ‘worksheet’?

Writing has been known through the centuries as a tool for introspection (Britton, 1970). Forms of writing frequently used to enhance thinking include journal writing, autobiography, formal paper, or learning log (notes from class). However, I can not be so naive as to think that these techniques – or any techniques for that matter – … Continue reading

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