Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Our VP: Sleeping with a Teacher!

A friend of mine pointed out a fun and light-hearted article about Vice President Joe Biden, which I really appreciated at the end of a particularly long, endless week. I hope you enjoy it! Full text is available at: 

Vice President Biden likes teachers enough to go to bed with one - literally.

Hosting a National Teacher of the Year reception at the Naval Observatory Monday night, Biden reminded a crowd of some 70 attendees just how intimately familiar he is with education.

"I've been sleeping with a teacher for a long time," Biden said, according to the pool report, alluding to his wife Jill. "But it's always been the same teacher."

Biden had a more serious message for the attendees, too, emphasizing that the White House has pledged billions to education to "create momentum for education in America."

"We've never made this kind of investment. And we've got to do this right," he said. "We've got to convince the American public that this is worth it."

The Obama administration has already handed out hundreds of millions of dollars in awards to two states - Tennessee and Delaware - that successfully competed to meet the standards of the White House's "Race to the Top" education initiative. The competitive grant program will continue to send funds to states that adopt methods of organization and assessment favored by the White House.

Jill Biden also spoke at the event, describing her decision to continue teaching at a community college after her husband took office as vice president, and credited the first lady for giving her some advice: "Michelle told me, 'You have to do it. You have to do what you love.'"

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