The Common Core Standards and The Concord Hymn

A danger of a too literal interpretation of the Common Core guidelines regarding the teaching of fiction is that the boredom that already haunts American classrooms will grow only heavier.

Teacher or Educator?

It has become fashionable for many teachers to refer to themselves as “educators.” My own preference is to reject this cold substitute for “teacher.” I’d much rather be called a teacher than an educator. To me, the word teacher has warm connotations. A teacher leads a student of any age through the steps of learning, […]