Category Archives: Education

Novice Teachers

This was part of a piece I wrote for a class when I was going for my Education Masters. It was in response to a scholarly article on the role of empathy in education. The first thought I had reading … Continue reading

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Skepticism on Middle School Solutions

This was something I wrote for a class in my education masters program. One of the most surprising things I read for any of the classes this year was the notion that Middle School is often less cognitively demanding then … Continue reading

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Skewed Results in Education

This was a reflection I wrote for one of my classes in my education Masters program. It was a response to a series of articles about new efforts at improving middle schools. One of those was an example of project-based … Continue reading

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Effects of Shared Curriculla

This was an incident I observed while shadowing a teacher (let’s call her Ms. Smith) for mandatory observation houts. In the school, there was a decree that everyone in the seventh grade read The Outsiders, even though half the students … Continue reading

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Philosophy on Teaching

This was from a piece I wrote for a grad school assignment on my philosophy of teaching, especially in a multicultural setting… There are currently two conflicting developments within the field of education. On the one hand, policies such as … Continue reading

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A Bad Standardized Testing Experience

This came from an essay on my educational background and philosophy. It tied into the developmental psychologist Howard Gardner’s concerns about IQ tests having a measurable impact on the students. When I was going for my education masters, I realized … Continue reading

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Student Notes on Dead Poets Society

These were based on some notes I took when I was doing observations in my teaching program. This was with 7th Grade classes that were watching Dead Poets Society after taking a rather exhausting statewide assessment. The observations crystallized a … Continue reading

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