The thought has crossed my mind a lot, I should take some time off. But I think about, ‘I need to be there for the students. Meet Sylvester Morris, a math teacher from Texas who has never missed a day of school in his 24 years teaching close to 4,000 students.
It’s a new day but alas, the political hysteria remains the same. We have another story of an educator, this time a principal in North Carolina, acting a little crazy and again, the district was quick in responding and dealing with the unthinking—and arguably irrational—staffer. Students were asked to wear patriotic themed garb for the… Continue reading Principal Loses Job for Making Student Remove Trump Jersey at School Football Game
By Kojo Asamoa-Caeser Today was a really rough day. I was this 👌🏿 close to losing my religion. But I stayed like Jesus. And then at the end of the day the Lord sent me a sign…in the form of Kehlan. Kehlan was one of 16 energetic boys in my kindergarten class during my first year of… Continue reading Kehlan is My Why
Teachers—especially elementary ones—see a lot of weird, gross, and sad stuff. Whether it’s eating boogers, pooping in urinals, or repeated cases of lice, teachers spend their days with lots of children. Enough said? Some students are simply in the throes of normal development where farting contests and melted candy canes on radiators are reasons to… Continue reading Teacher Outs Trump Official for Being a Loner and Eating Glue—in the 3rd Grade
The Education Post staff and its national network of bloggers recently convened in Montgomery, Alabama for our #EdPostSummit18. We are current and former teachers and principals. We are current and former organizers—one is even a former union organizer. We are parents. And grandparents. We are from everywhere and our blogs reflect that: California, Philly, Kentucky,… Continue reading Meet my Edu-Peeps!
By Blake Harvard Today, on twitter, Tom Bennett shared the below image with the comment, “Pray your children get the first classroom.” This sparked a bit of a debate among several members of edutwitter and created a bit of a stir. Here is a link to Mr. Bennett’s original tweet. As a classroom teacher, I’d like to give my… Continue reading Guest Post: Learning on a Prayer
In toxic times as these, it can feel hard to break away from the noisy back and forth that riles people up and more often than not gets us nowhere. “Self-care” is a relatively new and already overused buzzword that seems to appear at every turn and one of the many recommendations that often falls… Continue reading Get Into Schools to Share Your Gifts and Be With Kids
I support taking away my children’s favorite things as a consequence for bad behavior. At home, that may be Fortnite or access to their phone or time with friends. And at school, that may be recess—which makes perfect sense to me so I said so via Twitter and Facebook. I knew this was an unpopular… Continue reading Sometimes It Makes Sense to Take Recess Away
At what point should we really start working with kids to help them figure out how to know themselves, identify what they love to do, and figure out if that interest or passion could transfer into a skill that could become their life’s work? This is the question that Jean Eddy, CEO of American Student… Continue reading Connecting Kids’ Passions to the Work Force in Middle School? This CEO says Yes.
My really smart and brave friend from Tennessee, Vesia Hawkins, wrote a thought-provoking piece about how all in parents and families are when it comes to youth football and she wonders if those same families show an equal level of engagement and commitment when it comes to their children’s literacy and numeracy. As the mom… Continue reading Why Do We Accept Higher Expectations on the Field Than in the Classroom?