Discouraged 2!


Writing about equity is not easy task. There are many equity related issues in our public school system. It is difficult to keep my mind in research and advocate mode in the mist of chaos.
I have read articles and blogs from people that think like me. I see their passion and their struggle as they wrestle to provide students with the best equitable education they can. I am a different person today that at the beginning of this journey as blogger for equity. I know we can make a difference, but this journey is not for the weak at heart or for those who are looking for an easy fix.
As educators we have a major responsibility, to educate the children under our care. However, every day I see evidence of how those in leadership positions in education prevent teachers from doing their best for children. I believe that until our hearts are in the right place teachers must make dents at social injustice in education one tiny bite at a time.

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About drcorretjer

Doctorate in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Vast experience working with English language Learners and their families. Has successfully implemented programs that increased parental involvement in schools and professional collaboration among teachers. Has presented at local, state, and national levels on the topics of curriculum and best teaching practices for English Language Learners. Specialized in alternative assessments for English Language Learners to include portfolios. My goal at this time is to mentor,and nurture new teachers or prospective teachers. I'd like to create a bridge between their college education and the realities of a public school classroom. I believe we can attract and retain the best and the brightest if we provide them with a real foundation and help them be successful. Our children deserve that. Publications: Listen to me: Exploring students' voices regarding homework Lambert Academic Publishing |May 11, 2011 Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults’ perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers’ perceptions regarding homework completion. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants’ perceptions and practices about homework. The students’ represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers’ instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!
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