Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Diigo Resources

More Diigo Resources. Enjoy.

7 resources to teach and learn vocabulary

Utilizing You Tube in the classroom

Geography skills and vocabulary

A place for teachers to help teachers

Text your students and parents without using your phone number and it's free!

Solicit feedback from parents (or students) at Poll Everywhere

Friday, October 14, 2011

Teacher salaries and reality?

My son posted this on Facebook and I thought it would be a good blog post!

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit! We can get that for minimum wage. That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning..time, or any time they spend before or after. school. 
That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan- that equals 6 1/2 hours). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to babysit their children.
Now how many students do they teach in a day..maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET'S SEE..That's $585 X 180= $105,300 per year.
What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year
Wait a minute --there's something wrong here! There sure is! The average teacher's salary (nationwide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77 per day/30 students = $9.25 per 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student - a very inexpensive babysitter and they even EDUCATE your kids! WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Make a teacher smile; re-post this to show appreciation for all educators.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Diigo resources

The weather is great, hope you enjoy these links.

Great way to do a virtual visit to museums

Trying to figure out the constellations?

Translates into many, many languages

Simple timers for class

77 educational games foe elementary teachers

Mr. Gerry Kosater

There are two paths you can choose but there's always time to change the one you choose