Robots Replacing Teachers? Laugh at Your Own Risk. – Save Maine Schools

“I went out into the  hallway and found a really young looking woman. She called herself the classroom facilitator, and told us that ‘teacher’ was just an old term.”

The mom’s jaw hit the floor.

Source: Robots Replacing Teachers? Laugh at Your Own Risk. – Save Maine Schools

Procrastination: Crash Course Study Skills #6 – YouTube

8 Powerful Voices in Defense of Public Education – Diane Ravitch – Network For Public Education

Listen to Diane Ravitch clearly explain how public education is being damaged by the billionaires who want to destroy your community public schools.

Source: 8 Powerful Voices in Defense of Public Education – Diane Ravitch – Network For Public Education

CURMUDGUCATION: The Hostile Takeover of Teacher Training

When it comes to bogus reformy crap, it is hard to beat Education Reform Now, a group of self-described progressives which serves as a mirror organization for Democrats for Education Reform, proving that you can throw the words “progressive” and “democrat” around all you want and nobody will stop you.

ERN is not a fan of public education. They want charter schools, and they’d like to eliminate teacher job protections. (With DFER, they also present the annually hilariously horrifying Camp Philos.) So when they release a “report” about how to fix teacher certification, I get that shudder of someone walking over my profession’s grave.

Source: CURMUDGUCATION: The Hostile Takeover of Teacher Training

Most Instagrammable Spots in Michigan – The Awesome Mitten

Most Instagrammable Spots In Michigan

Michigan is definitely one of the most beautiful state in America, maybe even one of the most beautiful spots in the world — Just look at our Instagram and you’ll see our many posts from around the state. Our not-so-little Mitten is truly a national treasure. From National Forests to miles of coastline, every region brings a breathtaking view sure to put you at awe.

Snow or shine, our state has an endless list of picturesque views just waiting to be snapped. Whether you’re a seasoned professional photographer, an avid Instagrammer, or somewhere in-between, these are our favorite picturesque views from across the state.

Source: Most Instagrammable Spots in Michigan – The Awesome Mitten

Russ on Reading: Questions as Invitations, Not Inquisitions

When you are a writer, inspiration for your writing can come from all over, suddenly, unpredictably, sometimes even against your will. Into my in box this past week came an email from the Academy of American Poets, with a collection a poems for the beginning of the school year. Most were familiar, including this one by the acclaimed American poet of the working man, Philip Levine.

M. Degas Teaches Art and Science at Durfee Intermediate School – Detroit 1942

He made a line on the blackboard, one bold stroke from right to left diagonally downward and stood back to ask, looking as always at no one in particular, “What have I done?”…

Source: Russ on Reading: Questions as Invitations, Not Inquisitions