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How Educated Are Our Educators?

Throughout my journey of becoming an education minor, one question I consider to be a pressing issue in education is: Are our nation’s educators educated enough themselves?  Sometimes I feel as if educators are looked down upon as if it … Continue reading

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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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Do Parents Take Advantage of Young Teachers?

This past weekend I visited my sister in Charleston, SC. South Carolina is towards the bottom (if not last) of the list of teacher pay. Charleston, however is where I have forever dreamt to move after I graduate and teach … Continue reading

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The Gamification of Learning: Exploring the XP Grading System

Last week, a classmate of mine published a post here on our class blog about her thoughts on the XP Grading System. I really liked Jordan’s post and the points she raised about this system of grading — both positive … Continue reading

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So What’s Next?

For my final blog post I wanted to reflect on a few of my biggest takeaways from all that I have learned this semester in EDUC 511-Politics of Reading. It has been challenging to refine this extensive list and I … Continue reading

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If Teachers Were Treated Like Athletes…

The comedy industry thrives on presenting current information in a light-hearted way. While these comedians and comedy shows are not news programs, they do provide great insight into current politics and various opinions. There is a reason that Saturday Night … Continue reading

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Every Child Needs A Champion

It is sad to say, but next Tuesday will be my last day of tutoring for the semester. This week, the children started making cards for all of the tutors, to tell us how thankful they were for all of … Continue reading

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