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5 Interesting Reads

As I near the end of this course (EDUC 511- Politics of reading), I thought my last blog post should reflect a few key take aways that really stood out to me from this course. From the readings, videos, and … Continue reading

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You Don’t Deserve to be A School Counselor

Dear Mr. X, I debated for a long time whether or not I should include your real name. Of course my first thought was that I don’t care at all if people know who you are or what you did. … Continue reading

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Teaching Assistants: The Glue of the Classroom

You would think this topic is common sense. Even as I am writing this I feel like I’m teaching a mathematician that 1+1=2. Yet once again the public school system ceases to amaze me, as the conversation about getting rid … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Education

Given some recent events in my life, the topic of mental health has been unavoidable. My entire life I have suffered from mental illness and have learned to “deal with” it as many teachers and peers would put it. The … Continue reading

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School Choice, Where Do You Stand?

As a generally controversial topic, school choice has made it’s way around the news. And recently, we have seen it even more so as President Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos have been avid supporters of school choice. Those who argue for … Continue reading

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Why are so many Occupational Therapists in the Classroom

When I hear “Occupational Therapist” my mind goes directly to assisting those with serious disabilities. And, as stated in an article I read from the New York Times, I’m not the only one who makes that connection. However, according to that article, … Continue reading

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Common Core: Through the Lens of Kindergarten Teacher

Throughout several of my posts on this site, I have mentioned my mom a lot. She is a Kindergarten teacher at a local elementary school in my home town.  Rather than continuing to reference in a post on my opinion … Continue reading

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