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March 2012

Teacher Satisfaction, Beans, and Oatmeal

A recent survey completed by MetLife shows that teacher satisfaction is lower than it has been in 20 years. The economic influence plays a very significant role in this perception: reduction in social and health programs, layoffs (66% polled have witnessed layoffs in their area), 76% have seen budget cuts, while needs appear to be increasing. Class size has increased as reported by 63% of those su.... read more

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Effort vs. Innovation

How to Really Improve Classroom Achievement--Teaching is a most respected endeavor, though not always treated as such, and teachers do work extremely hard. Spend a few minutes trying to get the few kids in your own family on the same page and you can begin to relate just a little to what a tremendous undertaking it is for a teacher working to wrangle and organize 20 or maybe even 30 students wit.... read more

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