Many classroom reform advocates are under the assumption that classrooms are better off separated by gender. They have even conducted studies. They, along with many teachers and administrators, believe that a classroom consisting of only boys or girls will produce more educated students than would a coed classroom. However, in my twenty some years as a classroom teacher, I … [Read more...] about Boys and Girls in Separate Classes: Is This a Solution for the Achievement Gap?
closing the achievment gap
African Amercan Education-The progress of Black Education in America does not look good. There is still a significant achievement gap between black students and their Caucasian counterparts. Despite the millions of dollars dedicated such programs as “No Child Left Behind”, the state of African American Education is largely in the same predicament as they were in previous … [Read more...] about African American Education: Fixing the Current State
What do great teachers do well? The bottom line is that they refuse to leave any student behind, regardless of the student’s resistance to academic excellence. Great teachers are relentless in pushing their students to reach their full potential throughout the entire school year. If there is any achievement gap among students within their classroom, highly effective teachers … [Read more...] about How Great Teachers Make the Classroom a Better Place