Education Reform From the Teacher's Perspective

Saturday, April 9, 2011

If teacher layoffs had been this chronic when I first entered teaching, I still would have gone into the classroom. Despite the fact that teachers have been the whipping boy for the past several years, teaching is not just a profession but a calling.

Last year I mentored a student teacher in my classroom. I knew and she also knew that finding a steady job would be difficult. However, the pink slip deterrent didn't stunt the creativity of this would-be teacher.

I hope that teaching will not become the job of last resort to these incredible up-and-com­ing teachers, but it will continue to be the place where creativity and passion can still exist!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Dr. James Norwood is a middle school teacher (English/Language Arts and Drama). He is very passionate about true education reform that reaches all students and all parents. Dr. Norwood possess a PhD in the area of curriculum and instruction and spends much of his time working with his school and district developing a more holistic approach to the curriculum. Contact me


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