Why Teachers Deserve Tenure
Violet Nichols, then, is the shining example of why teacher tenure exists. And Nichols, a veteran sixth-grade teacher in Fairfax, has finally won her battle with a district and principal who seemed determined, for unclear reasons, to get rid of Nichols.
Terrifying turned to terrific
Although some appeared nervous, many students eagerly raised their hands to ask teachers questions about the subjects they teach. Nikki Jeck, a sixth-grade science teacher ... were surprised Thursday to see a strange symbol emblazoned on the church ...
Is it time to return 6th grade to elementary?
There are some LAUSD elementary schools that have 6th grade ... Elementary teachers are better trained and better prepared to remediate skills that are not mastered. A principal of mine used to say, “Bring the students up to grade level and introduce ...
Mick Fifield says goodbye after 40 years teaching sixth grade
Fifield is retiring after teaching in Missoula the past 40 years, and for the past 20 years he's taught sixth grade at Washington Middle School ... hasn't faded in the past 40 years. That may be why his students today have the same impression as Fisher ...
Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest
Students starting in sixth ... sixth grade through graduation. “You have to make a goal,” Hatcher said. “You have to have somebody helping you keep track of your goal.” Guides will visit students’ homes, check in with families, bring teachers ...