THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW One Moment in Time
I did not like my first grade teacher. Not one little bit. I am not quite sure why she chose teaching as a profession because I dont think she liked any of us, either. I admit that I went into the ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 7:11 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Insurance cap gives state $73 million
By Danielle Nordine
A temporary profit cap on health care companies will mean a return of about $73 million to federal and state governments, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday.
Human Services Commi... Posted on 4/3/12 at 10:46 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Dipping My Toes
They say the four stages of living abroad are as follows: Honeymoonits aaaall good! Hostilitythis place stinks with all its corruption and pollution and no English TV! Humorsettling in allows you to l... Posted on 2/25/12 at 9:19 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES English Roundtable at the Irish Pub
7:30pm and after a long day in the classroom, what wonderful opportunity does a teacher have but to meet with the most dedicated students at a beloved bar in town, to practice some English i... Posted on 11/11/11 at 5:08 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Missing the Holiday
Yesterday I opted to write about Stab Your Friends in the Back Day, but neglected the real holiday that actually occurred Sunday: Pi Day.
Pi Day is a holiday for math geeks and technies and it's ... Posted on 3/16/10 at 10:59 AM
More than 400 years spent in the halls of Worthington District 518 schools. That’s what the combined experience adds up to for the staff members who are calling it quits at the end of this school year. The school district has a large number retiring this year, due to an early retirement incentive. Here’s a short overview of what they have contributed to local education and a few highlights of their careers.
The school year has ended across the state. As students enjoy their summer of freedom, school districts are setting plans for who will be teaching them when they return in the fall. Most schools, facing stagnant or falling enrollment and little in the way of financial help from the state, will be laying off at least a few teachers. And as in years past, those teachers will most likely be the youngest, newest teachers, especially those who have not taught the three years needed to achieve tenure.
Bill allowing layoffs based on performance is criticized
ST. PAUL — Minnesota teachers should know basic reading, writing and math skills before taking over classrooms, a bill the House unanimously passed Monday declares.
WORTHINGTON — A room full of teachers and several community members gathered Monday at Worthington High school for an intercultural development workshop as part of the staff development program for the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) initiative.
WORTHINGTON – As student teaching for Patty LeBrun and Sarah Steffl is drawing to an end, they have mixed feelings about leaving the classroom they’ve grown attached to, but they are excited to embark on a new teaching journey.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines school administrators could face sanctions from the state for not removing from the classroom two instructors who did not have the appropriate credentials, the Iowa Department of Education said.
Digital Photography Bridge to Nature program kicks off in Luverne
LUVERNE — When you want to teach teachers the best way to get their students to see and experience nature through the eyes of a camera lens, who better to lead the workshop than southwest Minnesota’s native son — famed wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg.
LUVERNE — The Luverne Board of Education ratified the contract for teachers in the district Thursday night, officially ending months of negotiations with local teachers’ union Luverne Education Association.
ST. PAUL — Laura Alvstad of the Windom Area Public School District and Jeanette Jenson of Worthington District 518 are among 106 teachers who have become eligible for the honor of 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
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