Jessica Lander
Jessica Lander
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Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight: Please Give Them Privacy

These women are not celebrities who make the active choice to have their lives recorded in ink, and they should not be treated as such.

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Can Scientific Studies Measure Classroom Success?

Though helpful, studies have a much harder time measuring the teacher-student connections made in small classes, feelings of camaraderie among students, and trust.
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Teacher Appreciation Day 2013: Thank An Awesome Teacher You've Had

While we don't have official ways of celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day in the U.S., we can have our own informal celebrations by thanking the teachers who positively impacted our lives.

Loch Ness Monster Insurance Policy: 4 Ways to Fight Supernatural Forces

Are you prepared to battle the undead, the Loch Ness Monster, and other supernatural entities? Here's how to take them on should you ever need to fight for humankind.
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These Tiny Maine Island Schools Might Be Perfect For Budding Teachers

Teachers afforded the luxury of a small class would be able to devote all their creative energies to devising new ways to approach core curricula.
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"Dog Ate My Homework," and Other Excuses Killed By the E-Classroom

E-classrooms are throwing a wrench in many time-honored canonical classroom excuses.

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Why Does Our Global Mindset Let Rape Slide?

While we do not condone rape, we have failed to condemn attacks on women as deplorable and utterly inexcusable.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath: Facebook Was An Invaluable Resource

Facebook is the culprit of many lost hours of productivity, but over the last day I have felt only deep gratitude for a global network that has allowed me to ensure the safety of those I love.
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Why Isn't Raising a Family Considered Work?

More women work part-time for a period of their lives to raise a family, and anyone who says this doesn't count as "work" is incorrect.

Jew in a Box Exhibit: Controversial German Art Installation Could Help Eliminate Stereotypes

A “Jew in a Box” might be controversial and uncomfortable, it might feel gimmicky or contrived, but it is also encouraging dialogue within a typically skirted subject.
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When Will We Realize the SAT is Irrelevant and a Waste Of Time?

A perfect SAT score buys you less, but costs more. Great scores won’t get you into an Ivy League school, but you must have great scores to be even considered.

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Tim McDaniel: Idaho Teacher Investigated For Saying "Vagina" in Anatomy Class

An Idaho high school teacher is being investigated for using the word "vagina" in anatomy class. How are students supposed to learn and teachers supposed to lead with such absurd restrictions?
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Ieng Sary, Architect Of Cambodian Genocide, Dies Before Conviction

In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge ruthlessly slaughterd 2 million people. But decades later, only one leader has been prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
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How to Reform Education, From the Perspective of a Teacher

Support systems are not the norm for most teachers across America. Teaching is not often a team sport, but rather a solo one. Here's how to change it.
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Teaching Jobs: Should Teaching Be Considered Community Service, or a Career?

Teachers in Thailand are honored for their career choice, respected for educating the next generation. So, why are teachers in the U.S. treated as if they've chosen a life of community service?
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I Can Vote, I Will Vote, and You Can't Stop Me

Pundits say the millennial generation is apathetic. On Election Day, we have the opportunity to prove them wrong. Join me and pledge to vote.