Here are some of the informational and educational articles that caught my attention this week. These articles discuss the tips and expectations of first year teachers, charter schools and longer school years, and the use of a garden to motivate students to lead healthier lives. The articles highlight some of the upcoming changes and updates that are occurring in many schools across the country.
10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Teaching – As some teachers start their first year in the profession, they may each have their own expectations as to what might occur. This article offers 10 things every teacher should know. Some include, don’t sweat the small stuff and never assume and to speak up!
Obama Calls for Big Education Reforms – More Charter Schools, Longer School Year – President Obama believes that money is not the only thing that can solve education problems. He is a fan of charter schools and also believes in longer school years, as our nation’s students are in school about a month less than other advanced countries.
School’s wellness mission is a seed in this garden – This school is using a garden to educate students, parents and the community on how to live a healthy, well-balanced life. Programs involving students allows them to see the importance in leading a healthy life and helps them to make healthier decisions in the future.
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