13 things I learned from teaching 4th grade:

1) Teachers, any of them, are not paid enough – NOT by a long shot! 2) A one-size educational system does not fit all children! Meaning – the government’s plan, ‘No child left behind’, doesn’t actually mean children aren’t left behind OR aren’t passed on to grades before they are truly ready. 3) There are way too many chiefs (government bureaucracy regulations) and too few Indians (actual teachers) involved in today’s educational decisions. 4) After writing several weeks on the board, I can remember true cursive writing. 5) 4th grade English is harder than I remembered. 6) Nine and ten year olds (4th graders) have wonderful imaginations. Want to know all the possibilities that can […]