Having Fun, Dreaming Big, Always Learning.: If We're Going to Have Homework, Let's Do It Better. Homework has always been a controversial subject for teachers and parents, and there are all sorts of opinions: We have parents that want more homework, parents that want less homework, and parents that think that the more homework that is given the more rigorous a class must be.
(Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) It’s no secret that teenagers love social media. 5 Powerful Ways to Save Time as a Teacher. Lack of time is a huge problem for teachers everywhere.
There’s just never enough time for teachers to do their work well AND have a healthy, balanced life outside the classroom. For as long as I have been working to serve teachers and help you do your work better, time was always the one problem I couldn’t solve. How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective. The law requires that students classified as special education have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Everything must be documented, and the responsibility for providing special education services specified in the IEP is in the hands of the school staff. Each child who has an IEP also has an IEP team. The team includes the child and his or her parents, the child’s teachers, a counselor, an administrator, and a special education coordinator or teacher. I recently attended an IEP team meeting for a student at the high school where I teach Spanish. Reflecting on Yourself as a Leader. It took me a long, long time to accept the notion that as a teacher, I was also a leader; that as a department chair, I was also a leader; and that as a coach, I was also a leader.
This was because I was operating within traditional definitions of leadership: I didn't have a formal leadership title -- like principal -- nor did I have any kind of certificate or degree granting me the role and responsibilities. But I was a leader -- for my students and for my colleagues -- because leadership has much more to do with how we think about what we do and why than it does about formal titles and degrees.