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CPS students NEED licensed school counselors to be allowed to teach classroom guidance, small groups, and individual future planning.  Classroom guidance on topics such as bullying, drugs, ... Posted on: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

 As a former elementary visual arts educator, I have to say, why continue to depreciate the arts to a second class status subject. Fine arts educators and others should be meeting with core ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The problems with the country is the same problems plaguing education today.  There is a high unemployment rate based on uncertainty on taxes and spending habits of those who are employed.  ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

The school day in the 21st Century should give more time to planning, instruction, recess, and lunch. Most school days feel like  a fast ride at Great America that leaves you dizzy as you try to ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

 I think that taking a holistic approach to education will renovate and recharge the system. Too much of one thing is not the answer but a variety of choices may invigorate the minds of all ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

To me the number seems ridiculously arbitrary.  On the Raise Your Hand survey that the city was touting most parents seemed to prefer a longer day of 45 minutes to an hour, with transportation ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

In 2005 the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative (ELT) was established which, through the support of state resources, allowed a select number of schools (currently 26 schools are ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Based on reading other teachers' posts here, I put together this idea for how to structure the (ideal) day:   8:00 AM Teachers report to school.   8:15 AM Students report to ... Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2011

We're a week into this online forum seeking new ideas from CPS teachers about how time in school could be used to best serve teachers and students. It's all about imagining something ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I teach a self-contained 3rd grade class and I should say right away that I know this idea may not be the most popular. On a given day my actual instructional minutes are not enough! They're simply ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011
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