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The Gluttony of Educational Consumerism

In about a week, my wife will be entering her first year of teaching in public education, while I anticipate entering my last. Throughout the process, I've done my best to prepare her mentally for all the challenges and hurdles of being an educator without (hopefully) dispiriting her too much. Yet, one of her questions… Continue reading The Gluttony of Educational Consumerism

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The Void of Education: What Matters

Every year, I am faced with a challenge familiar to many educators across the US and even around the globe--I have to convince my class that education matters. To some, this may seem redundant, especially for high school students who need to graduate, but any educator instinctively knows that a student will learn best when… Continue reading The Void of Education: What Matters

education, Teaching

Advice for Neophytes

As a profession, teachers have one of the biggest and most diverse clientele base to serve to. Some teach highly autistic children (a very admirable choice) while some tend to focus on more gifted students—a more, ahem, “typical” choice. Regardless of their selection or position, many teachers can easily empathize with a plethora of different… Continue reading Advice for Neophytes