J2 Content – Perspectives

A varied collection of thoughts on education and parenting

With Apologies to my 7th Grade Teacher

Back when I was in the 7th grade, I had an English teacher (we called it “English” back then, but to you younger readers that is “Language Arts”) named Ms. Miller. Ms. Miller taught the honors students and she was one of the more demanding teachers for our grade level. This being pre-NCLB-centered education, what…. read more

If You Only Knew

Last week was the end of a long school year. And as I head into the summer, I keep asking myself ‘did it really matter?’ Next year’s class lists are all set, pending the results of state examinations. Barring any surprises, I could tell you who will be in my classroom, who will be in…. read more

I’d Take a Veteran Teacher Over a Younger Teacher

Let me say right off the bat that I am 37 years old and have been teaching for 13 years. I consider myself to be neither “young” nor “old” – I’m right in the middle. Now that that’s out of the way, I feel a need to say that younger teachers are overrated. I’m not…. read more

The 5 Worst Educators on Television

Ross Gellar (Friends) What can you say about a professor who readily admits that most of his papers have been discredited? Unless Paleontologists are in short supply in New York City, I don’t see why any university would hire an educator who can be manipulated into giving students a better grade with a contrived tale…. read more

The 5 Best Educators on Television

Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights) Putting aside the fact that Connie Britton is one of the most beautiful women on television, her portrayal of a guidance counselor and principal on FNL is the most honest and sensitive portrayal I have ever seen. Whether she is protecting her students from locals who only care about football…. read more

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