Tim Monreal

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Guest Blogger

Teacher, Lexington Middle School

Lexington, South Carolina

Tim Monreal is a middle-school teacher and blogger. After spending most of his teaching career in Los Angeles, California, Tim is transitioning to South Carolina to teach sixth-grade world history and begin his doctorate in foundations of education at the University of South Carolina. Tim shares his education ideas on his blog, The Bearded Teacher, and through Medium.

Tim founded a community to share project-based learning called CrowdSchool and is most interested in how pedagogy can empower all learners in a socially just manner.

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Posted July 9, 2015
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Working (and Learning) With a Teacher People Gave Up On

In a recent post, Before You Give Up On ‘Those’ Teachers, teacher and blogger Pernille Ripp writes: Yet, before we…

By Tim Monreal

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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