Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Because we are in the midst of summer, I have been trying to keep my posts in a relatively light vein. However, to give you an idea of what is coming up as we get closer to school opening again, I am listing a series of topics that I hope to explore, in no particular order.

As always, I invite readers’ input. Is there something that you would like me to address?

For example, if you are a member of the general public interested in public education, is there anything that you have been wondering about that I or the readers of this blog might help you with?

If you are a parent, what have been your experiences dealing with the education system? What have been your best experiences? What have been your worst?

If you are a teacher, are there issues in your life as an educator that might help readers to better understand the profession? Is there any advice that we can offer about problems you are confronting?

If you are an administrator, my criticisms notwithstanding, what do you do to foster a positive school climate for both staff and students?


What’s Wrong, and What’s Right About Education Today?

Parent - Teacher Relations

Organizational Amorality – being Part of An Institution Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Housekeeping – Management’s Capacity for Sweeping Things Under the Rug

Parents and their Child-Rearing Methods

Why Principals Don’t Respect the Classroom Teacher

School Attendance Policies

Mistakes Made in Education – Teachers Taking on the Sins of Society

Is Dropping Out the Worst that Can Happen?

Teacher Organizations – Their Strengths and Their Weaknesses

What is A Truly Educated Person?

Teaching Inexperienced Educators How To Deal With Difficult Parents

The Concept of Servant Leadership

Improving School Climate: How the Truly Effective Administrator Operates


Zhu said...

Wow, lots of resources here.

I'm actually a teacher but my students are usually twice my age : I teach French to civil servant in Canada, since under Law 101 the federal governement has to be bilingual at some level. I love my job...

I wonder what I would be like to teach in school. It's a move I'd love to make.

Lorne said...

Zhu, I never had the experience of teaching adults, but I often thought that in some ways it might be gratifying, inasmuch as adults tend to be more self-disciplined than youth, especially if they see value in what is being offered to them.