If one who is a teacher doesn't know about this chatboard, he should.  There is all sorts of unfiltered, honest opinionated comment on this board.  Teachers are simply talking to other teachers.

There is also a ton of useful information here about all sorts of topics.  I urge all teachers (and parents for that matter) to give it a look.

In a post today, I asked about the practice of eliminating cursive writing as a subject in our schools.  I'm hearing that Katy ISD no longer teaches cursive writing.  I cannot imagine that they would be so stupid, but then....

I got on the site today out of curiosity about this post: Irresistible Writing Prompts for November 10 - 16  - by Jim Wayne   I found the post had a lot of good ideas.

Give the site a look:  http://teachers.net/