Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Religious celebrations this time of year tend to celebrate rebirth, hope and promise. My wife and I are celebrating this holiday weekend with family, but in other years, we have opted to stay home and spend our Easter Sunday doing what many teachers do on Sundays, which is […]
What is it about teaching in 2016 that is so challenging? I remember having a conversation with a friend about this a few years after I started teaching. Many teachers have this conversation with their friends. It’s not that teaching is more demanding than many other occupations, because stress and fatigue are really a part […]
Let’s dedicate this third installment of The Unrealized Maine Classroom to every educator who spent a large fraction of this shortest weekend of the year planning for lessons, scoring report cards, grading tests, or any combination of all three. For the record, that would account for just about all of them. We’ll come back to […]
Before getting into the heart of today’s topic, if you are new to this blog please take a few minutes to go back and read our introductory post, Introducing the Unrealized Maine Classroom. It will give you an idea of where we are going with this endeavor. It ends with a helpful series of bullets that […]
Public education in America is facing some unique and dire challenges as we progress further into the digital age.