…Be Worthy

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day and (as usual) I have a few things to say. Let’s start with a simple question — where would we be without the teachers in our lives? It’s impossible to know, but safe to say it would be nowhere we would want to be. Teachers do more than teach us to read,…

…Learn a Lesson

It’s time to learn a lesson again. Today we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, which means it’s time for a reminder to appreciate your teachers for all that they do. Teachers are the frontline of defense against ignorance. A day of appreciation (or even a week) hardly seems adequate.

…Learn

Happy National Teachers’ Day! Yes, that’s right teachers, as gratitude for your hard work and dedication you get a day. Now don’t worry, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of taking time off. Today isn’t a vacation day. It just comes with that special feeling of knowing that someone out there cared enough to dedicate the…

…Learn a Lesson

Today is World Teachers’ Day, and following last night’s VP debate I think we can all use a reminder of the value of teachers. Teachers, good teachers (to be specific), are the foundation of an informed and free-thinking society that is capable of independent thought and forming their own opinions.

…Learn A Lesson

Today the Chicago teachers’ strike enters its ninth day. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s seven days out of the classroom. The Chicago Teachers Union’s first strike in 25 years, this battle promised to be epic from the get-go. And it has more than lived up to the hype. While a strike…

…Learn a Lesson

Tough times call for tough choices.  That was made extremely clear this week when Rhode Island dismissed all of it’s nearly 2000 teachers. Now Rhode Island, if you’re plan is to have plenty of more bright ideas such as this one, then great decision.  Unfortunately, Rhode Island isn’t the only state faced with these kinds of…