Have you noticed that things happen in threes? Well, the other day I saw three articles – one in the news, one on Facebook, and another on Twitter – all talking about the same thing! Naturally, I took that as a sign….there’s a there there. What’s more, I need to write about it. Pop Quiz! What skill set…

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Last week, I ran into an educator-friend at the grocery store: “Did you see that news article last night?” she asked. “Now, they’re bashing teachers for taking too many days off!” This teacher, by the way, is not a complainer. She is respected by her peers, contributes to the positive climate of her school, and is adored by her…

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Here we go again. Remember the teacher shortage I wrote about a few weeks ago? Well, apparently it caught up with Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN. According to USA Today, this school – a school at which President Obama gave the 2011 commencement speech due to an inspiring turn-around story – went almost a full year…

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Guess what? There is a nationwide teacher shortage. Surprised? I’m not. I’m not the least bit surprised, because I AM an educator. But all those non-educator types – you know, the politicians, the reporters, the educational philanthropists – they seem quite surprised. They even write articles about teacher shortages, wondering what they can do to boost enrollment in teacher…

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