Note: As of today, America is officially Back to School. Here’s our special Teacher Edition of Quick Hits.
What happens when a middle school teacher decides to eat lunch with the students? Last year, this teacher opened her classroom as a safe haven for middle school students who wanted to escape Lunch Room Hell. This year, they can’t leave the cafeteria. So she goes to them . . . (Learning as Leadership blog)
First day shoes. They have to be comfortable, natch. They have to look professional. But most of all, says this teacher, they have to make just (click) the right (click) noise. (Dead Class Pets)
Funny answers to test questions. And we point you to this web site despite having spent many, many hours practicing the piano. So perhaps that makes us . . .
Cause: Tony practices the piano 20 minutes every day.
Effect: He is a big nerd. (Zero Out of Five)
An ode to Mrs. Thomas. And all the other teachers who change children’s lives. (New York Times)
The teacher in Class Struggle opens up. Alexander Russo interviews the teacher whose story formed such a big part of Steven Brill’s new book. (This Week in Education)