Last week, I wrote an article about the now national story of the teacher in Jimtown, Indiana who was caught on security cameras striking a student in the face. At that time, … Continue reading Teacher who struck student has long history of political indoctrination
Here’s where teacher frustration boils over when it comes to transparency and parental involvement: Every time it comes up, guess who gets the blame…guess who has more work put on their plate to try to rectify the problem…I’ll give you a hint…it sure as hell isn’t the parents or guardians. When parents aren’t involved, the blame and the penalty is ALWAYS PLACED ON THE TEACHERS. This has been true within our own school society forever. Now it’s coming down on us from the highest levels of our government.
Your teacher friends on social media are at it again. Chances are, you are seeing a bunch of them posting things about Indiana Senate Bill 167. Depending on your political … Continue reading Who will educate your child if Senate Bill 167 passes?
For at least a decade, teachers like me have been telling anyone who would listen that a devastating teacher shortage was coming. Now, that prediction has come to pass and … Continue reading Three Things We Could Do Right Now to Fix the Teacher Shortage
Teaching has become a much harder thing to do in the last decade. The fact that there is such a major shortage of teachers comes as no surprise to anyone … Continue reading Why I Am Still a Teacher, Despite Everything
Hello Indiana legislators, I know you are tired of hearing from us teachers. You may be particularly sick of reading what I’ve been writing about you. I get it, we’ve … Continue reading Hey Indiana Legislators, Let Me Tell You About Some Friends of Mine
When I started writing as a part of my living a few years ago, I learned quickly that, if you want your words to have an impact on people, you … Continue reading Confessions of a 21st Century Teacher