Discuss Quotes to Promote Literacy Development

This is a guest post by Steve Reifman. He is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker. I highly recommend his book, Changing Kids‘ Lives One Quote at a Time.  For the past fifteen years of my teaching career, I have incorporated the use of quotes into my classroom’s morning routine to inspire my students, start the day on a positive note, and build lasting habits of character. Discussing well-known sayings brings out the best in children and helps them focus Click here to read more!

Why We Must All Listen to Teachers

The teaching profession is under attack.  It’s not a subtle, under-the-radar kind of attack. The media-driven political stories about public education tell us that public education is failing.  The public, while often sympathetic, sits on the sidelines and shake their heads, or don’t care because they think it doesn’t affect them. The story is that our schools are failing, so there must be someone to blame for its demise. Unfortunately, teachers shoulder most of the blame. But what’s Click here to read more!

In Honor of Teachers

One hundred years from now It will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child. ~Forest Witcraft At the heart of every great teacher is the belief that they make a difference in children’s lives.   This admirable goal, however, is becoming more difficult for teachers to achieve.  Sadly—due to Click here to read more!