When I reflect on my past teaching experience and evaluation process, I truly had no idea exactly what my principal wanted from me.
Like many of you, I spend a lot of happy energy getting ready for the holiday season.
Growing up in Mexico city, when I was in elementary school, one of the things that excited me the most about going to school was the art class. Creating something that reflected my personality was very important for me, and still is. Field trips to museums to see some of the most important pieces in the art world inspired me to become the artist that I am today, and also why I'm an advocate and supporter of STEAM.
Consolidations are frequently touted as a cost savings strategy due to economies of scale, which occurs when the cost of education, per student, declines as enrollment increases. Proponents argue that consolidating offers a cost advantage due to reduced personnel and operating expenses.
When I was a superintendent, sometimes, when I least expected it, I was reminded of students I had known throughout all the years I had been around the education system. Once I was reminded of one simply by walking by a student at a water fountain.
You are in fifth grade. The last bell rings, and as your herd is trampling into the hall, YOUR MOM suddenly appears right there at Mrs. Harper’s classroom door. Oh, the sheer panic, as you murmur Why is SHE here, but let’s be honest, you already know what you did, and now you are busted.
Recently, I attended the Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) and sat in on the Keynote Speaker’s presentation “This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents”.