All Blog Posts Tagged 'students' (10)

Isn't there a better way? A rant on standardized testing...

     In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…

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Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Author Starr Burgess

Starr Burgess worked as an elementary teacher and school counselor for a total of seven years. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Starr is busy working on her second children’s book: Counselor Dynamite Befuddles the Bullyville Crew. She currently resides with her husband, Clyde, and their daughter in Pflugerville, TX.

Tell us a little about your main character, Counselor Dynamite, and what makes her…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 3, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

College 101 - Summer Activities for the High School Students

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Your teenager might still envision summer as the time completely disengage, but the reality is that more and more college bound students do actually plan ahead and think about what they do with their summers.  What would be the best use of their time? What activity meets their goals and would…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Your Teenager and Time Well Spent



By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

It is no surprise that colleges want to know what your student did with their time while in high school.  No, I won’t be discussing the pros & cons of the…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on February 19, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

My students are the best!

It's been a while, and this week has been packed. I work at a boarding school for underprivileged kids and every year we have "Creativity Week" where teachers split up into groups with students to work on projects. The students and teachers come up with ideas for the projects and then get to pick which they want to participate in. It's a great week where we get away from textbooks and homework and have FUN! My group is doing "Pamper Day". We are volunteering at a homeless shelter giving the… Continue

Added by Evelyn on February 16, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Common Denominator

What do teachers and students have in common?  They're all people.  Too often, this similarity is overlooked if not entirely forgotten.  Teachers good and bad fall into their roles, and students, often with some resistance, follow suit.  Ignoring humanity in our school systems does no one any favors, and it only gets worse as the government focuses on test scores and statistics instead of on students.



As I considered who to highlight here, the choices seemed endless.  I could choose… Continue

Added by Darlena Cunha on January 7, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

An Overbooked Weekend...Not Complaining

Normally my weekends are my time to unwind...so I wasn't looking forward to this particular weekend as I had a conference, and industry gala and a Sunday luncheon to attend.


So far it has been a really good experience. The Saturday conference I spent at the People for Education Conference in Toronto (York University). People for Education are an advocacy group established to ensure that Ontario's publicly funded schools are addressing the issues and needs that…
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Added by Sharon McMillan on November 14, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

Raising the Bar for New York State Students

Just this week, the New York State Department of Education announced that they would be increasing the minimum scores necessary to reach the level of proficiency…

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Added by Kristina on July 29, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series: Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School



Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.



Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue

Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

What is the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers?

About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.

Why did I do this?

Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy…

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Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

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