Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Teacher’s Letter to TABCO

  Reprinted from Facebook; posted by Lily Rowe A Teacher’s Letter to TABCO I am a veteran teacher, a TABCO member, and I work in a non-airconditioned school. I am struggling and need my union’s help. Yesterday and today my … Continue reading

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Hot Debate (no pun intended)

I have a great deal of respect for all of the advocates for our students and teachers who worked tirelessly to convince the BCPS Board of Education to pass the current heat closure policy. A heated (no pun intended) discussion … Continue reading

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What Teachers Need

Kudos to Abby Beytin, President of the Teachers Associaton of Balimore County, for speaking to the Board of Education about the importance of giving teachers time to prepare for the arrival of students for a new school year. Will the … Continue reading

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Too Much of Anything is a Bad Thing…

This article should serve as another warning to the proponents of giving our young children lots of technology tools.  Everything has its time and place.   Please read! http://observer.com/2016/08/video-games-and-ipads-are-ruining-your-childs-brain/      

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We Are Not Alone

More on the “Zero Grading Policy”.  Seems many across the country are not in agreement about the new grading policy –  Nothing like a good debate! Read the article from NEA. http://neatoday.org/2016/08/04/no-zero-policy-pro-con/

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Stories from the Classroom #teacherexpertise

  The summer vacation is coming to an end for teachers.   A former colleague shared her feelings about the upcoming year in the Baltimore County Public Schools.   These stories are not well-known or publicized for the simple reason … Continue reading

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Books are Back? #teacherexpertise

    I really never thought books went away…I saw in my practice as a school library media specialist that no matter how I hawked the ebooks, the students really just wanted the real deal.  Don’t take me word for … Continue reading

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