teacher voices

I could've rapped about my hard times on this song But heaven knows I would a been wrong I wouldn't a been right, it wouldn't a been love It wouldn't a been life, it wouldn't a been us This can't be life -from Scarface on “This Can’t Be Life.” [explicit lyrics on this link] This week I had planned to continue to write about building community relationships as part of everyday educational...
I recently heard a woman rant, loudly and publicly (to a large audience as a part of a public speech on some other topic) about her child’s school. It really, really pissed me off. I know nothing about her situation, of course. I don’t know anything about the public school she spoke of. I don’t know her son. I don’t know the teacher or the constraints she is under. But somehow it didn’t matter to...
This week has been crazy to say the least.  On the other hand, it has been phenomenal! Tuesday, my 2nd hour seventh grade class began an adventure I felt was worth taking.  For quite some time a writing project colleague and myself had discussed having our classes collaborate with each other using Google Hangout.  If you do not have prior knowledge of Google Hangout, it is just that, an online...
Catch TTT's 300th milestone episode May 30 at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT at edtechtalk.com/ttt . TTT 269_0.jpg At about the time a new social network called Facebook was launching back in 2004, a series of groundbreaking developments was making it possible to share more than just text and pictures via the Web. An upstart Internet phone service called Skype allowed you...
Experiences that provide for the professional and personal growth of teachers play an increasingly vital role in museums’ efforts to connect with educational reform. Faced with the complex demands of teaching and learning in the 21st century, museums across the country are rethinking the ways they interact with teachers.  At the recent 2012 National Art Education Association conference in New...