MODERN-DAY JANE G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:18 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Teaching Your Child Life's Biggest Lesson
My mother did not homeschool me, but like most parents, she was a child's first and best teacher, and throughout my public school education she filled in many, many gaps. Because of her, I know when... Posted on 11/14/13 at 2:53 PM
THE PERIPHERY The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class?
My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi... Posted on 11/14/13 at 10:33 AM
IN THE BLACK Learning to Cook
One way to save a lot of money is to cook at home instead of getting takeout or dining out. Some people may choose not to cook at home because they dont think they know how to or it is too much work.... Posted on 4/14/13 at 5:51 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 7:20 AM
Merit pay for teachers sounds like a great idea; like Pavlov’s dog, people respond to incentives. We naturally expect that teachers who are promised a few thousand dollars in bonus money will find ways to improve the not-so-good test scores of many school students.
Joe Kelly says New Moon Magazine's success can be attributed to lessons learned from an alternative teaching method called 'unschooling,' which involves kids making choices about how and what to learn, even if that means never opening a math textbook.
I recently retired after teaching in Duluth for 35 years. During that time, I tried my best to teach in the eastern, western and central sections of our great city.
, January 21, 2009
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