Finding The Right Job

  Josh:  “I want a real job – you know, in a band.”         Most of us experienced career day in elementary and middle school. As high school students, we typically worked with guidance counselors to determine our aptitude and desire for certain jobs. Most likely, we were steered into either an […]

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Transcript – Gary Owen, Tom Joyner

Male host: “Hey man you got protested last week in Baltimore? Signs, marchers, protestors.” Owen: “Signs, all that. He’s a bully.  Well, here’s what happened. Last January my Showtime special aired called “I Agree with Myself.” And it still comes on every now and then but basically you have to see it on demand. And, […]

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How the #UnacceptableExample Filters Down – California Teacher Credentialing Changes

“Our job is to teach and we have to try to do it in 10 different ways, if that’s what we have to do,” Duncan said. “It’s not extra work — it’s just the job. That understanding has helped me so much.”   On December 13th, California approves tougher teacher training standards to help mainstreaming, […]

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Be the Change You Wish to See

What I’m really trying to say…. As I pondered this prompt (Thanks Mardra!) and thought about what type of information I’ve been putting out in the universe lately, I had to pause.  For those who don’t know me, (and maybe to some who do) my writing may appear to lean toward the negative. Am I […]

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President of NEA Says Teachers Have to Adapt Curriculum for the “chronically ‘tarded and medically annoying”

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook with the title “Plane passenger asked teacher a rude question about her job. Her response is PERFECT!” The video featured comes from the YouTube account of the Campaign for America’s Future with this description: “National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school […]

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