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The best teacher I have ever known

The best teacher I've ever known
CNN (blog)
By Ashley Strickland, CNN Editor's note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this week, we're asking our colleagues at CNN to share their stories of teachers who have inspired them. Ashley Strickland is an associate producer at CNN.com. 

FL Teacher Makes Kids Wear 'Cone of Shame'
By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. at FindLaw.com Florida high school teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp is under fire this week for making her students wear a "cone of shame." The plastic cone, also known as an Elizabethan collar, is traditionally placed around an ...

Teachers' Lounge: The Mustachioed Advocate
Huffington Post
A special education teacher at Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School, he is currently a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow. Despite what students might think, teachers don't live at school. Where can you be found when not in the classroom?

US military class suspended for its view on Islam
Fox News
A course for US military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for ...

US student science scores draw concern
Fox News
"This is deeply disappointing," said Gerry Wheeler, interim executive director of the National Science Teachers Association. "This performance won't get us where we need to go to create the science-literate work force we need." Teachers and education ...

Ky. students used iPhone to video record under a teacher's skirt, police say
CBS News
Police have charged two Kentucky high school students with video voyeurism after they say one of them held a cellphone under a teacher's skirt, made a video and posted it on YouTube. According to an arrest warrant obtained by CBS affiliate WLKY, ...

CBS News

Philly teachers union plans protest today over school closures
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union says it will “set up informational picket lines” at city schools today before classes in protest of a plan to close 64 more schools. “The whole point is to start letting parents know their schools may be ...

What Do We Do About Poor Science Scores? Take Kids Outside
By Andrew J. Rotherham | @arotherham | May 11, 2012 | + It's TeacherAppreciation Week, so let's start this column with a nod to my 9 th -grade scienceteacher, Bruce Butler, who lit a spark in me by making geology and environmental science fun, ...


Illinois teachers honored with Golden Apple awards
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was among the well wishers who recently gathered to thank a Chicago Public Schools elementary teacher for being one of three teachers chosen this year for the prestigious Golden Apple award. “We need more teachers like Ms.

Teachers honored with Golden Apples
Blakes is one of three Chicago Public School teachers to receive the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. “I'm so honored,” she said. “I work really hard and my students, all of this is for them.” Blakes has taught at Depriest ...


CPS teachers are schools' backbone
Chicago Sun-Times
Unfortunately, the contributions made by our teachers often go unnoticed. As a former teacher, I know that a small gesture of gratitude — even thank you — goes a long way. One of my former students mailed a copy of his master's degree to me with a ...

The Big Idea That Can Revolutionize Higher Education: 'MOOC'
The Atlantic
By Laura McKenna Massive open online courses combine the best of college -- exceptional instruction -- with the best of technology -- online interactive learning. Is this the future of efficient, effective education? In the historic sweep of technology ...

The Atlantic

Ross champions education in the Statehouse
al.com (blog)
He has been a classroom teacher, a principal, a community college administrator, and he recently received his doctoral degree in education. He has also been a strong AEA member for two decades. “Given the practical experience Ross has, combined with ...

Education reform caps productive session in Hartford
Yale Daily News
The $100 million education reform bill — the product of a last-minute Monday deal between legislators — is somewhat tamer than the one Malloy had originally proposed, leaving the current teacher tenure system essentially intact.

State education board wants to avoid new teacher evaluation plan
Los Angeles Times
The state Board of Education voted Thursday to seek relief from federal rules that label more than 6000 California schools as failures, but in the process, it declined to authorize a new evaluation system for teachers and principals.

Chicago teachers conduct 'dry run' for strike vote
Chicago Tribune
Under a state education reform passed last year, the union would need to get approval from 75 percent of its total membership before a strike could occur. CTU President Karen Lewis, speaking to the Tribune editorial board on Thursday, said the union is ...

Neshaminy teachers authorize strike
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Bill Reed Neshaminy School District teachers, who have been working under the terms of an expired contract for four years, voted Wednesday to lift their controversial “work-to-contract” job action and to authorize their second strike of the school ...

Teacher Uses Dog Cone on Students, Could Lose Her Job (PHOTO)
Christian Post
By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Contributor A science teacher in Florida could be dismissed after using a dog collar on a student during class. Students maintain that it was all done in good fun, but parents are upset and school officials say she...

Christian Post

Union claims teacher should not be fired
A Zephyrhills High School teacher faces losing her job after pictures of her students wearing a cone-shaped dog collar show up on Facebook. (more) By RONNIE BLAIR | The Tampa Tribune A teacher's decision to put a cone-shaped dog collar on students ...

Parents' fight to fire teachers at struggling school ends up in ugly court battle
Toronto Star
Parent Revolution is funded by education reform moguls such as the Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Broad Foundation. It tried, and failed, to help parents at a Compton school pull the trigger last year. “It's undeniably good for ...

Toronto Star

US 8th grade science scores up ... but by just a bit
I see students who are being raised in homes where books and education is not important. I have taught for 35 years and been selected as Teacher of the Year several times. I work very hard. I am at school every weekend catching up on work, ...

Education budget approved by House
Montgomery Advertiser
The House of Representatives approved an Education Trust Fund budget Thursday that could cut up to $141 million from last year's budget, leading to slightly larger classroom sizes and a loss of funding for some teaching positions.

Baltimore County Teacher of Year makes multicultural education an art form
Baltimore Sun
... pvdb@comcast.net This year's Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year has come a long way from the person who started her teaching career at Dundalk Middle School in 1990. Angela Rountree was a good art teacher back then, but goodteachers don't get ...

Baltimore Sun

Florida teacher faces firing for placing 'cone of shame' on students: report
New York Daily News
A cone-headed idea could cost a Florida teacher her job. Pasco County school officials caught Zephyrhills High teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp using a cone-shaped dog collar dubbed “the cone of shame” to punish misbehaving students after some teens ...

New York Daily News

Teacher's 'freakishly fantastic' moment: introducing Obama
The Seattle Times
By Lynda V. Mapes Inglemoor High School teacher Suzanne Black talks with the president after she introduced him at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday. Can fully appreciate what she goes through...my young daughter has type one diabetes.

Inspired by Pixar's Up, Science Teacher Disciplines Students with ...
By Neetzan Zimmerman
A Florida teacher is in serious trouble after photos taken in her class appeared to show her placing an Elizabethan collar on students allegedly caught misbehaving. ... All told, some eight ninth-graders are said to have been collared in class. Several teachers have come forward to defend Bailey-Cutkomp, writing a board member to praise her teaching skills. "I believe that Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp is an excellent instructor and role model for students at any school," said science teacher ...

Teachers Thanking Teachers - U.S. Department of Education
By pkickbush
Over the last few days, I've been struck particularly by the number of excellent teachers who attribute their skill in the classroom to another teacher who reached out to them at an important time. At a National Education Association ceremony ...
ED.gov Blog

Teacher Appreciation Week: Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Kevin P. Chavous: Teaching From the Heart. During this Teacher Appreciation Week and every week, let us honor those teachers who, like Ms. Shelton, make education fun and inspire their students. After all, the best teachers teach from the ...
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New Free Educause eBook: Game Changers: Education and ...
By admin
Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies is a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education's mission ... From Metrics to Analytics, Reporting to Action: Analytics' Role in Changing the Learning Environment Linda Baer and John Campbell PDF | HTML. IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner Pamela Tate and ...
Stephen's Lighthouse

Randi Weingarten: Teacher Appreciation -- More Than Just a Week?
By Randi Weingarten
Daniel Malloy and state legislators in Connecticut rejected attempts by special interests to pit students against their teachers, instead passing an education reform plan that aims to improve Connecticut's public schools by, in part, affirming the value of the teachers who commit themselves to helping their students succeed. Teacher Appreciation ... Will policymakers and pundits realize that working with teachers is the only way to improve teaching and learning?Teachers will return to ...
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Joint Forces Staff College Class Suspended After Teaching ...
WASHINGTON -- A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina ...
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Teachers express grievances | emporiagazette.com
By Ben Fitch
We have a policy in our negotiated agreement with teachers that allows staff members to file a grievance.” Davidson said there are rarely grievances that reach the Board of Education. Shane Heiman, the president of the Emporia National ...
Emporia Gazette stories: Local news

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
MindShift. How we will learn. A.P. Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. ... How trends in technology – social networks, Internet privacy, cyberbullying – influence education. .... What makes Musallam's class an interesting case study is that histeaching practice is based on a specific technique: he incorporates peer-instruction and inquiry-based learning, mirroring Harvard professor Eric Mazur. The videos and polls just help support that. “I'm using it ...

Delaware Teacher Arrested And Charged After 'Plucking' Student In ...
By Chelsea Karnash
The incident occurred on Monday, April 16th around 9:25 a.m. at Kirk Middle School in Newark, Delaware. A 13-year-old male student was inside of a school classroom when a female teacher walked into the room. The student made a ...
CBS Philly

Spanish students strike over education crisis | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The national Students' Union called demonstrations in more than 50 towns, its leader Tohil Delgado told AFP, predicting that thousands of students, pupils and teachers would join in despite looming exams. A few hundred high school pupils ...
The Raw Story

Fulton teacher investigated on inappropriate contact with student ...
KNOXVILLE — A Fulton High School teacher is on administrative leave while ... it really wasn't the case, or do we have a bunch of perverts teaching our kids? ... Teachers who have a real passion for educating students and preparing .... Special Features: Newspapers in Education · Pet of the Week · Local Business Profiles ...

Apps In Education - Discovering Education Apps that Inspire and ...
Apps in Education's mission is to discover education apps that inspire learning, foster creativity, and most of all engage learners.

Why Do Teachers Stay? - Diana Senechal - Open Salon
Teacher Ratings and Rubric Reverence April 27 ... Last week I received my professional teaching licenses in English Language Arts and English as a Second ... In the meantime, many of the treasures of education get sent to the storage room.

UK teachers reportedly told not to correct kids' errors
School teachers in England have reportedly been told to lighten up on correcting spelling errors by ... We wonder why America, which used to lead the world in education is now a second ... If children are having a tough time learning how to spell, then maybe the ... Teachers not only teach them what's on the agenda but a good teacher ...

On the UK education system | Samizdata.net
Via Guido Fawkes, are these comments from UK Education Secretary Michael Gove. He is not bashing private (or as we Brits confusingly call them, public ...

New test for new teachers: Can she teach? — Joanne Jacobs
You are here: Home / Education / New test for new teachers: Can she teach? ... use theTeacher Performance Assessment to decide who qualifies for a teaching ... of 1 to 5 by national reviewers, who will look for evidence of student learning.

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