I Told My Students Last Week T...

Oct 3, 2015 by

One thing you might not know about teachers is that deep down, we fear for our lives. I know teachers across my state keep their...

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The Ultimate Demise of Common ...

Aug 14, 2014 by

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. – It’s been said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but in the case of Common Core...

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Forget Women’s Studies, We Nee...

Jan 27, 2014 by

Matt Amaral – Women are taking over the world. Or at least the United States. That is what you’ll see if you look at today’s...

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It’s Not All About the Subject...

Sep 27, 2012 by

Matthew Amaral – Over the last couple of years I’ve heard a discussion at my school about teaching Math on a block day. Here at...

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We Just Don’t Get It: Educatio...

Jun 16, 2012 by

Matt Amaral – As I often peruse articles on education, I am forever baffled by the lack of any meaningful ideas about the...

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An Overdue Letter to Parents

Apr 19, 2012 by

Dear Parents, We’ve had this conversation before, so this time I wanted to write it down with the hope that next time you have the...

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Are We Value-Adding Non-Studen...

Mar 9, 2012 by

  Matt Amaral – With teacher evaluations being posted for the public to see, maybe we need to see some other things posted...

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Where is the Mexican Atticus F...

Feb 17, 2012 by

Issues with Latino Literature Sometimes I worry about what I am teaching my students when we read Latino Literature. Here’s my...

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Why Do We Always Talk About Te...

Feb 9, 2012 by

Matt Amaral – The discourse in education always disproportionately focuses on teachers, as if we are the root of all school...

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Redefining HIGH School

Dec 3, 2011 by

Matthew Amaral – To say marijuana is a problem at my school is a gross understatement. There is a tree next to the gas station...

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America’s Real Immigrati...

Nov 18, 2011 by

Matthew Amaral – I was recently talking to a teacher from another district who has more undocumented students than my district....

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Khan Academy: What’s the Big D...

Oct 24, 2011 by

by Matt Amaral – On Friday, Jeb Bush held a National Summit on Education Reform here in the Bay Area at San Francisco’s Palace...

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The Lost Art of the Handshake

Sep 29, 2011 by

Matthew Amaral – For many years now I have been conducting a social experiment in the doorway of my classroom. The subjects of...

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Parent Outreach? Not in an Edu...

Sep 7, 2011 by

Oprah’s Teacher of the Year, Ron Clark, has an article on CNN.com today about the drawbacks of parental involvement. He gives...

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Latino Boys in the Red White a...

Jul 2, 2011 by

For the next month I am going to celebrate one year of blogging with some of my greatest hits. Here is one about Northern California...

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