little explanation about
page, Teacher Motivation, was done as a class assignment for a
required Psychology class for teacher training - - I had Dr. Wininger
at Western Kentucky University in 2005.
He said that we, his students, could use this page later if we
ever wondered why we entered the teaching profession.
idea was that teachers who were faced with doubts could have a
resource that would remind them of the big picture - and help
have used these pages when I needed motivation - - and some of
the sites (especially the Anne of Green Gables one) have helped
me realize that there CAN be happy endings for teacher education
students and interns. A positive attitude can be so important.
have left these pages much as I wrote them... only changing websites
that were no longer there.
hope that you find these sites useful. Just scroll down to see
the links and comments.
have been both a teacher education student and a teacher intern.
Right now, I am working on a new ebook that will tell new teachers
how to avoid the mistakes I made as a new teacher intern. I am
hoping that this new book will really help a lot of new teachers.
motivation page was so fun to do for class. I think it was a really
Website for teaching jobs, as per Google and MSN.
School Media Association
Federation of Teachers
Parent Teachers Organization
Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts
Council of Teachers of English
Art Education Association
Alliance for Theater and Education
for the Advancement of Arts Education
Horizons Online – Art as part of all curriculum
retired, but articles are archived through 2006)
Educational Research Journal
of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Journal of Education and the Arts
Journal of Educational Technology
Monday – Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet
Technology and Society Journal
Issues in Education
Women in Leadership Online Journal
ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents)
from the Field - stories of reform in the words of practitioners
Chang Caine had a great teacher named Po who called him "Grasshopper."
you watched the old series, Kung Fu, you'd
see that his teacher taught him well.
only did he teach him the physical art of Kung Fu, he taught him how
this site about Kung Fu
learn about the main character here
teachers were really inspiring in elementary school.
my first high school, I always loved writing and art.
had a great English teacher, Jacqueline Singh, at my second high school.
Art teacher taught us batik and wooden fabric stamping.
graduated with an English major, but I didn't think I'd ever be back
for my Teaching Certificate.
thought of it as "The Road Not Taken"... like the famous poem, below.
reading "On Writing" I have to say that Stephen King
my inspiration to start writing again. His official page:
they even have a page for Kingdom Hospital now (his new show). It looks
hope another channel opts for this show. The website is a great idea.
grandmother was a "schoolmarm" in Wyoming around 1925 - what stories
she must have had.
wish I could have known her.
is a picture of an old Wyoming Schoolhouse from about that time.
heard Buckminster Fuller speak one day - he talked about his childhood,
and said that it didn't matter if
people thought you were strange - or different - or not,
really mattered was what you did with your life.
"Bucky" Fuller asks:
the success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on
how I am and what I do,
would I be? What would I do?"
there is a school in Wisconsin - The Clearing, began by Jens Jensen,
Wisconsin naturalist and teacher,
is an inspiration to me and to everyone that comes under its special
Poppins - of course she is a teacher extraordinaire - here's a little
song from the movie.
Michael: [singing] If you don't scold and dominate us / We will never
give you cause to hate us /
won't hide your spectacles so you can't see /
toads in your bed or pepper in your tea.
the failure of their previous nanny.]
Banks: She seemed so solemn and cross.
Banks: Never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.
official Little House on the Prairie Site - Laura really cared about
course, who can forget Anne Shirley of Green Gables?
a website from Prince Edward Island, where she and her friends grew