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Showing Teachers Real Appreciation

Showing Teachers Real Appreciation

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week in Texas and it appears the rest of the country celebrates it the week after. It figures that the Lone Star State would have to go and screw up the rotation. Either way – the month of May exists to celebrate teachers. After all, they’ve just spent the last eight months …

Electronics and Eyerolls: Why Screen Time is a Good Thing

Screen Time is a Good Thing

Out of every generation of parents, some key rhetoric is born. It’s the one thing that pretentious parents complain about, demonizing some aspect of the world in “defense” of the generation they’re raising. It’s the popular helicopter parenting cause, for which mothers everywhere are falling on their swords. And suburban moms are the worst. Our generation, of course, is no …

Why I Left The Classroom

Why I Left The Classroom

Note: The following is a guest post by former teacher Cindi Wood in response to Why Good Teachers Are Leaving Education. I taught for 23 years before throwing in the towel. Not 3 or 5 years, like the usual quitters. I didn’t just wake up and quit one day. It was well-planned and thought out. I stumbled onto teaching for …

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Why Good Teachers Are Leaving Education

Why Good Teachers Are Leaving Education

Do you remember watching the first few seasons of MTV’s The Real World in the 90s? Well it’s time to “stop being polite and start getting real” about education. You may think this doesn’t really apply to you because you’re not a teacher but there’s where you’re wrong, my friends. It’s important the other parents know the perils of this …

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