• Schools & Education

    The Pros and Cons for Charter, Public, and Private Schools, Oh My!

    The debate between charter school, public school, or private school seems never ending. There is good reason for this, ultimately, the decision rests on the parent and child. No one can tell you where to send your child for their education. It is, however, one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your kid. In my 9 years of experience, I have taught at two charter schools, two public schools, a private school, and an international private school. I also taught at a religious-based private pre-school. (While I was getting my degree.) I can’t tell you what the right answer is for your family. What I can…

  • Building Relationships

    Are we doing any work today?

    While I agonize over how to begin my first ever post on this blog, my thoughts keep turning over a question my student asked me on Friday: “Are we doing any work today?” My first reaction to this question was one of sarcasm and frustration, “Of course we’re doing work… this is school.” This quickly turned to anger, and I think to myself: This student hasn’t been in school for the past four days and the first question she asks is “Are we doing work?” What am I doing wrong? I think this speaks a lot to the current attitude towards education, particularly within inner-city public schools. Teachers are over…

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