“Volunteering” by guest blogger Felicia Thomas

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it lines up with my goals, which is to help people find their own healthy … Continue reading “Volunteering” by guest blogger Felicia Thomas

Guest Blogger: Letter to President-elect Trump

For their Critical Thinking final, my students had to write a letter to President-elect Trump or to their generation. CJ's Letter to President-elect Trump is insightful and unbiased (in my biased opinion?). He eloquently expresses what is at the heart of our fears and hopes with Trump's election. I think the most beautiful part of this … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Letter to President-elect Trump

Guest Blogger: Letter to Millennials

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it lines up with my goals, which is to help people find their own healthy … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Letter to Millennials

Guest Blogger: The Sober Route

As a college writing teacher, I have the pleasure of helping my students  discover their writing voice and their passions in life. Every once and a while I will read an essay that I need to post on my blog because it lines up with my goals, which is to help people find their own healthy path … Continue reading Guest Blogger: The Sober Route

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: March 2016

What are the best examples you have seen of teachers closing the gender gap in education? I wrestled with this question for a few weeks because I thought the question implied that the educational gender gap meant that male students have the upper hand. However, I think the current state of education favors female students. … Continue reading Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: March 2016

The Philanthropic Experience: A Student’s Perspective

One of my current college composition student wrote a personal narrative essay that beautifully illustrates one of my ideas to reform education ( ). This is what I proposed in that post: The Philanthropic Experience For those students who don’t want to continue their formal education but aren’t ready to go out into the world … Continue reading The Philanthropic Experience: A Student’s Perspective

Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: November

"What are the top games (online or video games) that can help students learn?" In order to answer this month's question, I had to go to the expert--my 10-year-old son. When I asked him which game has taught him the most, without hesitation, he answered Call of Duty. This is what he had to say: … Continue reading Top 12 Global Teacher Blogger Discussion: November

An “Open Letter” to the CDE

For those of you not aware what has been happening in Colorado the past few weeks, high-school seniors in Boulder started a mass protest and opt-out movement against the CMAS test seniors were required to take last week. Instead of staying home, these students protested in front of their school; they wrote a letter to … Continue reading An “Open Letter” to the CDE

A Student’s Perspective: Common Core: One Size Does Not Fit All

Our students know what they need; we need to find a way to get their voices heard. By Gina Galjour Imagine an education system in which a student’s knowledge is evaluated by a set of fifty questions, a system in which the federal government decides what students need to know at the end of the … Continue reading A Student’s Perspective: Common Core: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Faults in Our Education System: A Student’s Perspective

A Student's Perspective. My students have a lot to say about the current education system. Instead of telling you how they feel, I decided to let them speak for themselves.  By Mariya Pinchuk In a world filled with radiant colors, the students remain black and white; their canvases stripped of all personalization. Confined between four … Continue reading The Faults in Our Education System: A Student’s Perspective