By Teachers, For Teachers
Autism and school are becoming a hot topic for school boards and parent groups right across the country and around the world. This is because the occurrence of autism in children is increasing at an alarming rate. Educators today are seeing an exponentially higher number of autistic children in their classrooms than a decade ago. For that reason, an increasing number of parents and educators want to ensure all children receive a positive educational experience.
Teachers for Social Justice is a grassroots organization of teachers from Chicago schools - from public to private to independent and alternative. These educators come together to create classrooms that support anti-racist, multicultural, multilingual educational experience that teaches students to question the world around them. With their annual curriculum fair coming up this fall, member Jonah Bondurant was kind enough to give us some insight into the work of Teachers for Social Justice.
Thanks to all those who entered the TeachHUB Best Dressed Teacher Contest. Everyone looked great! Here are the five finalists for TeachHUB's Best Dressed Teacher Contest! Check out their photo entries and vote today by answering the poll on the Teacher Tips page!
Hasta la vista, text books. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is launching a state-wide initiative to encourage schools to explore online, open source instructional materials instead of textbooks, according to an eSchoolNews report.
During the one-month summer break from, I was lucky enough to do some traveling with my family. We spent four days in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Between my father’s time in the U.S. Navy when I was a child, the wandering spirit of my mother- and father-in-law, and my own family’s vacations, I have been able to visit some two dozen National Parks all over the United States. With summer vacation plans brewing for many teachers and students, a pretty inexpensive option is to visit one of these oases of nature that belong to every American citizen. Here is my list of the top five U.S. National Parks.