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Teachers teach how to cheat

By | Apr 17, 2013

“We expect school administrators and teachers to teach students to play by the rules and to lead by example, so these allegations that they changed grades and coached students during exams are very troubling,” a statement from district attorney Kathleen M. Rice after the investigation of teacher’s aiding young elementary students and giving answers on…


Fatty education

By | Apr 8, 2013

There is the notion that food fuels the brain, even if it clogs the arteries. As I watch students drown their French fries with ketchup and fill their plates with a greasy burger and potato chips there is one cause that comes to mind. With lunch boxes filled with cholesterol and soda cans cracked open…


Gesture of good will

By | Apr 1, 2013

Celebrating holidays in the classroom used to be easy for teachers. What used to be a “Merry Christmas” with decorated Christmas trees of ornaments and lights has now translated to “Happy Holidays” in order to be respectful of each students’ values and beliefs.  I grew up in classrooms that consisted of Secret Santa’s even if…


Guten Tag!

By | Mar 26, 2013

Approximately over one billion people around the world are learning English. In Europe more than 90 percent of children learn English from the start of elementary school. In the U.S less than a third of schools require or offer foreign language courses. While foreign countries believe becoming diverse in more than one language especially English…


The more you read the more you know

By | Mar 1, 2013

  It’s another Ithaca winter and our minds are even more frozen to what’s going on outside these woods. As we sit in class and doze off or hit the snooze on our alarms and start to skip class we need to appreciate the education we’re fed. Instead of sleeping through class or blowing off…