Monthly Archives: August 2013

Keeping “The Dream” Alive In Our Classrooms

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, it is fitting that the words about education from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  be shared once more:

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The Real Reason

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As a new school season unfolds, and I return as a guest teacher in my city, my hope is that there is an across-the-board revitalized movement to put teaching before testing, to allow students to be genuine explorers of knowledge, and  to instill a respect for the thousands of guest teachers throughout  the nation, who provide a valuable service as professionals  keeping the learning continuum going when a regular teacher is out. Rather than let the learning threads be broken, they keep the threads flowing along.