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Changing the school day for the sake of change will not bring about any improvment. If we are talking about the structure of the day, let's be bold and really excavate the old mindset our school ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

I just want to mention that we will not have a huge amount of extra time, nor will there be additional resources.  As much as I enjoy the ideas for a more well-rounded education, the reality is ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

The extended day should be used to prepare our students to think, communicate, learn and contribute effectively throughout their lives. We are busy teaching the students concepts. We should show them ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

I happened to see the catalog for a suburban private school, and one thing that they do that I really love is a "J-term," like some of us had in college. It is a three-week term in ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

In order for high-school students to prepare for and succeed in a 21st-Century world, they need to be exposed to real assignments. The extra time in a school day should be used so ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

I do believe that I need more time in the classroom, but that more time for art, music and other arts classes must be mandated and funded by the board.  The studnets should have music and ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

As a newbie to CPS, I feel that a longer school day, if well thought out and planned, could be beneficial to our students.  I'm teaching at the elementary level after years of teaching high ... Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2011

Testing our students to death serves only to kill their creativity and abilities in divergent thinking.  It does not help teachers in their instruction because as we all know, by the time ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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