“You meet the most amazing people from all over the world”. Find out more compelling reasons why teaching ESL rocks! Jennifer Helfand is a writer and ESOL teacher. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up just outside the city, longing to leave it and see the world. She has now lived in several different […]
Heather Thomson at Commonplace Book Blog explores fact, memory, and imagination in creative nonfiction: “But there is a middle ground, one which is perhaps the most difficult to do well, but the one I feel is most rewarding as a reader, and perhaps most faithful to how the mind works.”
Reading is a dying hobby. With the dwindling number of young voracious readers and no new takers for book reading as an interest, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the magic of reading has failed to charm the kids of today’s generation.
While one might blame social media and the smartphone industry for driving kids away from the pleasure of reading, it can be dealt with by using some online tools and the same technology that has alienated children from the joy of reading.
By Andrew Hawk I believe it is the intent of most educators to create safe and happy learning environments. Classrooms should be places where students can set aside the outside world. However, this is easier said than done. Every day, students from all walks of life enter classrooms carrying baggage from their outside lives. The […]
Completing a college degree can be a hardball game and not everyone can hit it out of the park. I think we all can agree that college life often brings up tough challenges that can break even the strongest of students if they are not able to handle them well.
Besides academic pressure, students often have to juggle various other psychological pressures such as unfavorable family conditions, infatuations, peer pressure, insecurities, bullying, health issues, etc., that can make it even harder to cope.
I’m going to step outside of the mom box this week for a serious post. As everyone knows, I’m also a teacher. And this past week was rough if you work in a school. I’ll preface all of what I’m about to say with this: I feel safe in my school. I feel safe with […]
“Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the Founder and President of the Network for Public Education (NPE) and blogs at dianeravitch.net.” This appeared in EdSurge, December 29, 2017 At any given moment in the day, I am attached to my cellphone, […]