Month: March 2017

WORKLOAD CONCERNS OF OUR BRITISH TEACHERS

Study shows that nearly half of British teachers intend to quit teaching within the next two years .Teachers are bombarded by loads of work from morning to evening and the situation is not getting any better. As a matter of fact, it is believed that almost a third of teachers in the UK works for approximately sixty hours every week. Needless to say this is a horrifying amount of time for anyone to work every week and how exactly is one even supposed to be motivated after sixty hours of teaching, grading papers, observing students behavior and ensuring that...

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Parental Involvement in Secondary Education

Parents of your students can be like a box of chocolate. You never know what you are going to get. First my apologies to Forrest Gump for using a similar metaphor, but some of the most normal kids will have the strangest parents. Or the strangest kids will have the most normal parents. We all have our list of top five weirdest parent/teacher conferences that have ever happened in our classroom. My number one was when a father challenged me to a fight outside when I said his son tended to act like a bully with the physically weaker...

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DOESN’T IT TAKE TWO TO TANGO IN A TEACHER-STUDENT SEXUAL RELATION?

The issue of teachers having sexual relations with their students has been heard of since time immemorial. If anything, this has become the order of the day in so many schools nowadays. I don’t think that a person right now can possibly be shocked upon hearing that a certain teacher and student have been having a romantic or sexual relationship with each other. The issue has become so common and that’s part of the problem. People have gotten so accustomed to hearing about cases of this sort, such that it has no longer become a big deal. People no...

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Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas

Literacy is commonly known quite simply as the ability to read and write. Many parents and even educators think of literacy as a skill that a student learns in Reading and Language Arts. This is a problem in education because literacy skills are needed in every single subject area. Literacy no longer applies to just Reading and Writing. There is not a content area subject that does not involve literacy, so why isn’t it taught in every class? Ponder this quote from Richard Vaca, author of Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum. “Adolescents entering the adult...

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Could Google Docs be the Future in Education?

Educators have heard every excuse in the book from students on how their homework magically disappeared over night, whether the assignment was taken home or left in their locker. The dreaded, evil homework fairy must have a grudge against the student to prevent them from turning in so many assignments. This is yet just one situation that will be changing because of technology! Being able to complete assignments using word processing programs on a computer is nothing new for students. This has been happening for about 25 years now. However, a few years ago Google Docs started branching out...

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