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How to Be an English Teacher: Part One—Teaching Writing

How too to Be an English Teacher: Part One—Teaching Writing —–Tired of the same old routine? Ready for a career change? I have two words for you: English teacher. Old, worn-out English teachers are leaving the profession in droves as the landscape of education changes. Job opportunities abound as these fogies whine about testing and …

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This Is Just a Test: Our Lawmakers Should Take the New 3rd Grade Tests

I have been a teacher for 40 years. I have long decried the over-emphasis on testing which began back in the 1980s. Like most teachers, I am not against common standards; there should be some commonalities in what we teach throughout the nation.   I am not against testing; we need to assess what our students …

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