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No, Teachers Shouldn’t Get Half Pay For Remote Teaching

“Parents should get half of the teachers’ salaries. So much of what the kids are doing online is independent work, and the teachers are nowhere to be found!” Have you heard this sentiment going around?

If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. I heard it this weekend while I was waiting in the grocery store checkout line. I’ve read it online. It seems like everywhere we look, teachers are getting criticized, and this is the latest: we are paying teachers too much, and they are working less. There’s no question that everyone is stressed and anxious, but why are teachers

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25 Ocean Activities, Experiments, and Crafts For Kids To Dive Into

From “Baby Beluga” to Finding Nemo, kids love all things ocean! So you know they’ll be eager to dive into this collection of ocean activities. They’ll get to craft sea creatures, perform ocean experiments, and learn so much about our watery planet. Come on in … the water’s fine!

1. Read an ocean book

Whether you’re looking for picture books or chapter books, fiction or non-fiction, our list of terrific ocean books has got you covered.

2. Make an ocean in a bottle

Turn an old water bottle into a mini-aquarium. Sand, shells, and plastic sea creatures bring

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A Utopian Gets Real About the Limits of Schooling

The Cult of Smart
by Fredrik deBoer
All Points Books, 2020, $28.99, 276 pages.

As reviewed by Michael J. Petrilli

To say that the premise of this book is provocative is like saying LeBron James is a good basketball player.

Fredrik deBoer, an academic, internet gadfly, and self-described Marxist, argues that America’s much-vaunted meritocracy is actually an aristocracy, given that today’s rich and powerful did not earn their “just desserts,” but simply won their stations in life by lucking into the best genes. Likewise, the losers of the knowledge economy never had a chance, given their inferior intellectual inheritance. Education

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Tips and Tricks Every Teacher Needs To Know

Google Slides is a favorite teaching tool for many educators, both in person and online. With a huge selection of free features and options, this powerhouse allows teachers to create dynamic, interactive presentations that really engage their students. Whether you’re new to Google Slides or are looking to up your game, these resources will help you make the most of it.

Start with the basics

If this is all new to you, watch this video to see how to create simple Google Slides. It walks you through the process one step at a time. Plus, grab a free Google Slides

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