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Are You a 1%er or a 99%er in the #OccupyTheClassroom Movement?

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Good friend Stephen Lazar hit an essay out of the park yesterday (which he published early this morning). It’s worth the read because the rest of what I’m about to say is going to stir a bit of conversation around what’s what. First, a quote: I think we, the teachers, have to bare some blame for setting the conditions that …

Jose VilsonAre You a 1%er or a 99%er in the #OccupyTheClassroom Movement?
Stephen Lazar, Brian Ford, myself, and others at #OccupyWallStreet, NJTAG pre-Columbus Day Teach-In

As An Educator, Are You Occupying or Being Preoccupied? [GOOD Magazine]

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Excerpt: When we hear inaccurate statements about our profession, we ought to stand up and correct them—our battle is a fight against false ideas as well. As we elevate our profession by accurately discussing it, we should seek self-empowerment in the way we speak about our classrooms. Teachers can either continue to let others dictate the words we use to …

Jose VilsonAs An Educator, Are You Occupying or Being Preoccupied? [GOOD Magazine]

Five Ways You Can #OccupyTheClassroom [It's About Time]

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For World’ Teachers’ Day, all the big edu-wigs broke out in song about saluting great teachers, trying to stretch their arms out their offices far enough to find a teacher they’d consider effective and Kumbaya them to death.  The billows of hollow praise doesn’t whittle away the troubling issues with education.On that day, teachers all across this nation were given …

Jose VilsonFive Ways You Can #OccupyTheClassroom [It's About Time]