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Common traits that great teachers share

What turned our teachers into our favorites?
Florida Times-Union
Each might use unique techniques — a conga line to teach division, for example — but together their love of teaching is potent and contagious. Here are some of the common traits that great teachers share on education's frontlines. . . . TEACHING IS ‘A CALLING’ . . . THEY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR STUDENTS’ SUCCESS . . . . THEY’RE LIFELONG LEARNERS . . . THEY GO THE EXTRA MILE AND THEN SOME . . . THEY KNOW EACH STUDENT PERSONALLY . . . THEY VALUE COLLABORATION . . . THEY ARE EXUBERANT, POSITIVE, UNDAUNTED . . . THEY BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN . . . . THEY KNOW THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT . . . 

Verbal abuse of autistic student sparks calls for reform
In Deptford, a 15-year-old special education student made a covert video last year that appeared to show bullying by his teacher. The Gloucester County Special Services District is seeking to dismiss the teacher, who was suspended without pay in ...


Cherry Hill teacher accused of demeaning autistic student Akian Chaifetz ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
Reusche said she hoped to minimize "disruption to our schools" since the identity of former Horace Mann Elementary School special-education teacher Kelly Altenburg was made public in a second YouTube video, released Wednesday by Stuart Chaifetz, ...

Teacher on leave after tape reveals verbal abuse of autistic boy
Detroit Free Press
AP CHERRY HILL, NJ -- A teacher in southern New Jersey who oversees a classroom where a father says his autistic son was verbally abused by adults has been placed on paid leave, according to district officials. The father, Stuart Chaifetz, posted clips ...

The Education Report: Local school power and a new system for assessing teachers
San Jose Mercury News
IBAbuzz.com/education. Follow her at Twitter.com/katymurphy. April 26: The Oakland school board this week unanimously approved a policy that establishes its intent to give principals,teachers and families greater authority to improve their school as ...

Thousands protest health, education cuts in Spain
The Associated Press
By HAROLD HECKLE, AP – 1 minute ago MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of people across Spain protested Sunday against education and health care spending cuts as the country slid into its second recession in three years. Unemployment is at a eurozone ...

NJ Dad on YouTube: Teachers Bullied My Autistic Son
A Cherry Hill, NJ, father who says his autistic son was tormented for at least six months by public-school special education teachers and support staff has taken his case viral with damning, covertly gathered audio of the classroom in which he says his ...

Teacher denies using slur
The Tennessean
Speaking at a news conference Friday, lawyer Matthew Wieliczko said Altenburg is a dedicated special education teacher of 23 years who did not know about the comments until she was contacted by district officials about the covert recording and after ...

'CPM, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development in WB'
Hindustan Times
West Bengal industries minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old state government.

Parents demand to know why Indian nursery schools are teaching kids 'B is for ...
Washington Post
Ram Authar Dixit, president of the Parents-Student Welfare Association of Gurukul Academy in Uttar Pradesh state, said Sunday that the national education board was investigating how such a book was cleared for private nursery schools.

New Jersey teacher accused of bullying autistic student put on leave
New York Daily News
Lawyers for special education teacher Kelly Altenburg say she wasn't in the room when the abusive remarks were made, and she does not condone the comments. A school district investigation also confirmed Altenburg wasn't there.

New York Daily News

Education leader sees no reform in Phila. plan
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Kristen A. Graham Diane Ravitch, education historian and pointed observer of the American educational scene, came to Philadelphia last week to speak at a math teachers' convention. She had read the Philadelphia School District's "Blueprint for ...

Entry standards for teaching hit skids
The Australian
There are also concerns that falling entry standards for teacher education, based on the ATAR, will compromise the future teaching workforce. The Gillard government has repeatedly said it wants to attract high-quality teachers and last year said it ...

More Than A Teacher: 'One Of The Best Feelings'
With students who had difficulties at home, the teachers stepped up to mentor and comfort children in need — and they're still there for them today. Harlee Patrick, now a high-school student, was entering third grade when she met teacher Kate Musick.

Teacher Joshua Waguespack Allegedly Recorded Girls Undressing At Catholic School
Huffington Post
A Catholic school teacher is under fire after he allegedly hid a camera in a pen and recorded girls undressing inside a classroom storage closet where his students changed. Joshua Waguespack, 33, was charged Thursday after he reportedly lost his iPad ...

Parents wire kids to prove teachers' verbal abuse
Albany Times Union
Chaifetz was told that his son Akian was acting violently at his New Jersey school -- including physical assaults against his teacher and teacher's aide -- so he decided to investigate. Akian has autism, as do the rest of the students in the class.

More teachers seeking special education careers
MetroWest Daily News
By Scott O'Connell/Daily News staff A few years ago, it might have been difficult to find an experienced, licensed special education teacher right out of school, Westborough Superintendent Marianne O'Connor said. “You didn't have too many kids coming ...

Mixed reactions to teacher tenure proposal
... teachers could become eligible for performance bonuses under the proposed education reform package. Veteran teachers earn tenure, or their permanent teaching license, after a four-year probationary period teaching at their respective schools.

Mayville teacher charged with sex assault
Fond du Lac Reporter
A Mayville High School teacher accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a student is out of jail after posting $5000 bail. Shannon L. Cardinal, 43, made her initial Fond du Lac County Circuit Court appearance Friday on six counts of sexual ...

WNC teachers, lawmakers weigh in on teacher tenure
Asheville Citizen-Times
They have piled on and beat on teachers for a year,” said Sen. Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe. The tenure proposal would have teachers move to one-year contracts. It is part of broader educationlegislation that would also have local school systems come up ...

An education revolution: That started here in NH
The Union Leader
Despite initial hostility from teachers unions and new Gov. John Lynch, the “real-world learning” change was made and has stuck. Now it is called “competency-based learning,” and it has become a national model. In February, Education Week profiled New ...

$2.3B allocated for K-12 education in '13 state budget
Jackson Clarion Ledger
State lawmakers Saturday passed dozens of budget bills for state agencies, commissions and boards, with a few snags, including dissension about money for public education and anticipated voter identification litigation.

Guest Column: Great teachers inspire, engage students
Rockford Register Star
By Jack Becherer Year after year, my favorite event in the Rock River Valley is the Golden Apple Excellence in Education Banquet. The Golden Apple Foundation annually honors 20 outstanding teachers and awards five with the coveted Golden Apple.

Jefferson Parish school officials, teachers union hammering out a new deal
Bobby Jindal has signed sweeping education reforms and Jefferson Parish voters have renewed a $28 million property tax for public schools, Jefferson schools officials and the teachers union are preparing to negotiate a new collective bargaining ...


Educators: New teacher evaluation system is a lot of talk -- but so far that's ...
York Daily Record
Still to come is how student performance will affect a teacher's evaluation. By ANGIE MASON Erica Fabie, second grade teacher at Windsor Manor Elementary School, helps her class with a recent project. Famie is among local teachers who helped pilot part ...

Teacher of the Year Awards: Apples of their students' eyes
Prescott Daily Courier
By honoring them, we also pay tribute to all the teachers in the county whom they represent - and to their families and friends who support them daily." The top honor, Yavapai County 2012Teacher of the Year, was given to Angela Hillman, who teaches at ...

UGA education dean will retire, search on for replacement
Online Athens
By Lee Shearer - lee.shearer@onlineathens.com Arthur “Andy” Horne has announced that he'll step down as dean of the University of Georgia's College of Education at the end of this year. When he leaves in December, the 70-year-old Horne will have spent ...

Malloy pitches education plan to urban districts
HARTFORD, Conn.—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is reaching out to state lawmakers who represent some of the lowest performing schools in Connecticut. He wants them to support his ideas for overhauling the state's public schools.

Education Notes: Free GED classes to be offered in Senoia
Newnan Times-Herald
The organization “encourages superior academic achievement, promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society,” Earwood said.

CPS Chief Education Officer Resigns | NBC Chicago
Chicago Public Schools announced on Friday Chief Education Officer Dr. Noemi Donoso, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is leaving. ... CTU's Lewis: Teachers Support Strike in Mock Poll. "Their polling indicates no confidence in the way CPS continues to enforce their top-down, misguided policies throughout our ... “It appears that anyone who knows anything about teachingand learning has a short shelf life at CPS." Her resignation is the fourth high-ranking CPS resignation in ...
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Kelly Altenburg, New Jersey Teacher Accused Of Verbal Abuse, Put ...
By The Huffington Post News Team
Speaking at a news conference Friday, lawyer Matthew Wieliczko said Altenburg is a dedicated special education teacher of 23 years who did not know about the comments until she was contacted by district officials about the covert recording and ... The father said the tape revealedteachers at the school chiding and mocking Akian in a class that contains only children with autism who have trouble communicating. ... Dad wires up autistic son, 10, to expose 'bullying' byteaching staff ...
Video on Huffington Post

Teacher Tenure Bill Heads To Dayton « CBS Minnesota
By sdswanson
(AP) — A bill making significant changes to the process for teacher layoffs is headed to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who has pledged a veto. The legislation would eliminate so-called “last in, first out” rules that protect more senior teachers.
CBS Minnesota

Schools Matter: Is the US Department of Education Saying ...
By skrashen
The following was presented as an exemplary quote in Teaching Matters, published by the US Department of Education. It is listed among the “top 5 teacher quotes” and labelled as “wisdom from teachers heard by ED” (Department of ...
Schools Matter

Blogging with Freire | Learning with 'e's
By Steve Wheeler
Freire was critical of the banking approach to education, where teachers regulate learning: "The teacher's task is to organise a process which already occurs spontaneously, to 'fill' the students by making deposits of information which he or she ...
Learning with 'e's

Evaluating teachers: What about special ed? — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
To get Race to the Top funds, states must boost the number of effective teachers in specialeducation and other hard-to-staff specialties. Federal officials want to link teacher effectiveness to whether students reach “acceptable rates” of ...
Joanne Jacobs

Authorities: Teachers abused student | South Carolina News - WYFF ...
Authorities: Teachers abused student. Alleged ... Police said the boy cannot talk and wasn't aggressive toward the teacher's aide or the school behavioral manager. Self and ... Tags school assault student teacher special needs school bus ...
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Teaching the LA Riots at 2 LA city schools | 89.3 KPCC
By By Carrie Kahn | NPR
Most history books used in L.A. schools end at the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and '60s, so 11th-grade history teacher Anthony Lawson, who was 10 at the time of the riots, has to improvise. Lawson teaches at Animo Locke High, a charter ...
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Bath-based Distance Learning | Southgate Amateur Radio News
The team that runs the Advanced Distance Learning based in Bath were awarded the Kenwood Trophy for their contribution to amateur radio training at the RSGB AGM.
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Hybrid education gets foothold « Online Learning Update
By Ray Schroeder
Hybrid education gets foothold. By Peneliope Richards, the Baruch College Ticker. A recent hot topic at Baruch has been hybrid and online teaching and learning. It has been a hot topic because there is a plan to teach several introductory ...
Online Learning Update

West Seattle schools: Explorer West hosts 'exchange teachers'
Earlier this week, Explorer West Middle School hosted 14 Japanese teachers for an unique, educational exchange opportunity as part of the The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program forEducation for Sustainable Development (ESD).
West Seattle Blog...

Bouncing on Stonehenge: Fun Learning Tool? | Care2 Healthy Living
By Eric Steinman
Teaching children about ancient history is a monumental task. Making the Shang Dynasty, the Vikings and the death cults of Egypt at all engaging takes some real dressing up and some inspired creativity. And all of these aforementioned ...
Care2 Healthy Living

RHTY&SC Teacher and Student of the Term Programme : Kaieteur ...
By KNews
The promotion of education and sports among youths were programmes close to the duo and as such it was decided to honour them via the educational programmes. The administration of the two schools were mandated to select the Teacher ...
Kaieteur News

Education or Professional Sports: Is it Truly an Adversarial ...
By Glenn Logan
I understand why [Kentucky's starting five] made the choice, but their collective decision says something about the options in front of all young African-American men. The Great Migration that saw my elders move from the farm to the factory has ...
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