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Ethan Porter

Hawaii Teacher: Technology Provides Plenty Of Teachable Moments Flickr.com

Hawaii Teacher: Technology Provides Plenty Of Teachable Moments

Get past the idea that kids are tech addicts (they learned the behavior from watching adults). Instead, schools must embrace the challenges and opportunities.
Hawaii Teacher: My Year Of Endless Evaluations

Hawaii Teacher: My Year Of Endless Evaluations

It's goodbye No Child Left Behind Act and hello Every Student Succeeds Act. A task force is deciding how to evaluate island instructors anew.
Hawaii Teacher: Public Schools Are Far Too Afraid Of Failing Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: Public Schools Are Far Too Afraid Of Failing

From standards-based assessments of schools to the classroom culture, an F grade equates to losing. We need to change that mentality.
Hawaii Teacher: Trump Changes Everything In Social Studies Class Gage Skidmore/Flickr.com

Hawaii Teacher: Trump Changes Everything In Social Studies Class

The Republican front-runner's unexpected rise is the great equalizer: Now the teacher is in as much suspense as the students.
Hawaii Teacher: Why Most Of Us Ignore Our Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: Why Most Of Us Ignore Our Union

There are too many reasons why teachers don't get more involved, and it's up to union leaders to reach out to the rank and file.
Hawaii Teacher: Promising Future Teachers Are Already In The Islands Hawaii Department of Education

Hawaii Teacher: Promising Future Teachers Are Already In The Islands

Recruiting people from the mainland is fine for diversifying the work force, but Hawaii's best move would be to improve its student teacher system.
Hawaii Teacher: Windward To Leeward, All In A Day’s Schoolwork Ethan Porter

Hawaii Teacher: Windward To Leeward, All In A Day’s Schoolwork

A high school instructor's typical day is a jumble of classwork, meetings and personal interactions with students — plus the commute.