In September, 2011, a new law was passed which will protect students even more than the past law. Under this new law, a teacher who has been convicted of a crime linked with violence or sex will be barred from school employment. This, of course, is a positive thing for students and others within the… Continue reading Do You Know About Act 24 of 2011?
Some college students, who are studying teacher strategies and observing in classrooms as they prepare to be teachers, are formulating opinions that the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) is stunting creative teaching. This opinion needs to be examined and, in some ways, corrected. In 1999, the Pennsylvania Department of Education adopted standards for Reading,… Continue reading Teaching to the Test…Is it Okay?
Dedicated teachers strive to build strong relationships between themselves and the parents of their students. It is a matter of committing time and efforts to building that rapport and establishing an ongoing communication with parents throughout the school year. According to an article first published on September 21, 2004 by Education Week, “When schools, families,… Continue reading Can New Teachers Connect with Parents?