Teacher Town Hall: Recap

27 Sep

Did you all watch and/or participate in the Teacher Town Hall last Sunday?

Pro-charter school, pro-public school, pro-tenure, anti-tenure—the opinions were strong, poignant, and conflicting.  It’s clear that there is no “one” answer to enhance America’s educational system.  But what do you think can help make a difference? And perhaps this question is more meaningful to you: What do you already do to affect lives? We heard from teachers who spend over $1,000 to help stock their classrooms, from teachers who stay until late in the evening to help supervise study hall for their students—I’m sure you have more to share.

Thank you to all of the teachers out there who help make a difference.  Really, we salute you. 

If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, you can learn more here: www.educationnation.com. Education Nation is throughout the week of September 26th, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

One Response to “Teacher Town Hall: Recap”

  1. Meredith September 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I hope that each day I am an inspiration to the children I teach and to their families! I think one of the most important things we can do as educators is to motivate and inspire our students to be learners. I teach four – six year olds and it is thrilling to watch them become engaged in a project topic, brainstorm, and carry out their ideas with my support. Another way I can inspire learning is through working with the parents of my students. If parents feel informed about their child’s education and have strategies to extend the learning environment at home, they are so willing to do so. I think sometimes parents are just overwhelmed and don’t know how to work with their children. As a teacher, I can provide support to help them be better teachers. After all, parents are a child’s first, and most important teachers!

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