Category Archives: H3

May 10: Inclusion

For the last 5 years I have been fortunate to work in a school with an integrated special education program which is affectionately known to our community as Options. The Options program is a small community within our high school … Continue reading

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April 12: Educational Reform and National Standards

In Issue one of Evans (2008) national standards and testing are the central focus. Most of the conversation flows from the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the challenges our schools and our country face when it comes to … Continue reading

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December 14: Dyslexia in the Classroom

Knowledge of dyslexia will make me a better teacher. As a teacher candidate pursuing history and English language arts endorsements, reading comprehension and writing will be very central to my subjects. Knowing that dyslexia cannot be treated, but not cured … Continue reading

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November 23: I Can Teach

Black and white photos of Seattle in the early 1900’s were projected on the screen as Dr. Nelson (2014) shared his research on the growth of schools in Seattle. Pictures of Franklin High School, Queen Anne High School and Holy … Continue reading

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November 16: All Things Considered

Investing in our young people is the most important thing we can do (Scheuerman, 2014). The introduction and discussion of Horace Mann’s contributions to the foundations of our educational system brought out that key theme of investment in our youth: … Continue reading

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November 2: The Key Idea

Arthur Ellis explains that an educator’s philosophic position on education and schooling stems from their own philosophy of life which is developed over time due to a variety of sources: people, school and environment being the most identifiable sources. As … Continue reading

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October 12: Clear and Unclear Windows

It is very clear that beyond having a passion for teaching and working with students in individual areas of expertise, it is essential for educators to have at the forefront of their minds the responsibility they have of preparing students to … Continue reading

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