This is Part II of the article that focuses on teaching in the inner city. Part I can be found here. Although it’s great to hear stories, as a teacher and/or parent, how can you make it work for your … Continue readingRead More
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to teach in an inner city school? As a teacher, you expect challenges from your students but if you don’t teach in the inner city, it’s hard to comprehend how big those challenges … Continue readingRead More
Talking to, and building relationships with our children is most important. A small study undertaken in New Zealand by McDonald and Parsonson (2011) illustrates how important it is for teachers to take time out each day before school to greet … Continue readingRead More
While we throw money at “educational reform,” we continue to cling to unhelpful beliefs about school and learning. To effect meaningful change, we need to abandon tired practices and beliefs and adopt an entirely different model. Continue readingRead More
Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More
It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles. I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More
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