Schools have initiated bi-monthly "Family Nights" where student families and staff families gather for a potluck supper, entertainment or a movie. If you pay attention to the news you are likely aware of the odds stacked against teachers these days: Please, take a step back and get a good look at the landscape. Generally, this research focuses on failing and struggling schools in an attempt to discover what these programs are doing wrong. Neither should they feel that testing is unimportant an inconsequential. As hostess, you must always be upbeat.
And parents, you know, it's OK for your child to get in trouble sometimes.
Sidebar: The Business of Teaching
He told me he hadn't started, and I let him know I was extremely disappointed because school starts in two weeks. Visit WETA's educational web sites: This is not what good teachers look like. And I will never cease being a noisy advocate on behalf of educators everywhere. So, what can we do to stem the tide? What follows is a list of Do's and Don'ts that the teacher may find helpful. Some days, despite my best efforts, I was stitching lessons together up until the minute before they started.