[library-media] Fwd: PEN Weekly NewsBlast for November 16, 2001
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 09:44:02 -0600
>Public Education Network Weekly NewsBlast
>"America's Favorite Free Newsletter on Improving Public Education"
>16 WAYS TO BE A SMARTER TEACHER
>In an economy filled with surprise and uncertainty, being an effective
>leader means being a good teacher. But how do you lead and teach at the
>same time? Who are your most important students? And what about recess?
>Read this interesting out-of-the-classroom article on teaching, learning,
>and organizational leadership.
>CITIZENSHIP GOES BEYOND RECITING PLEDGE
>In the wake of attacks on America, there's a lot of discussion about
>citizenship. Some argue that students should regularly pledge allegiance
>to our flag. Rituals certainly have a place. Reciting the Pledge wouldn't
>hurt. But it is more a statement of where many of us would like to be than
>a description where we are. We want "liberty and justice for all." But if
>you are wealthy, you are more likely to get favorable treatment from the
>justice system. So should we just get cynical? Absolutely not. Get
>involved in a local school!
>HEY BEAV, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ALL THAT CHARACTER?
>The 1950s "Leave it to Beaver" notion of character--even if it were true
>back then--is certainly not true today. Children are changing, schools are
>changing, and education is changing. The shifting mores of American
>children and schools make character education especially crucial in
>today's classrooms. Read a provocative article about character education
>and its application in the classroom.
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>QUOTE OF THE WEEK
>"Nothing should be overlooked in fighting for better education. Be
>persistent and ornery; this will be good for the lethargic educational
>establishment and will aid the whole cause of public education."
>-Roy Wilkins (civil rights leader/educator)
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