Cassandra's Classroom Innovative Solutions For Education Reform

by Nancy Devlin, PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/09/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781477252994

About the Book

Teachers are being treated more and more like Cassandra from Greek myth. Cassandra, as the story goes, could foresee the future correctly. Her curse was that no one believed her. I feel like a Cassandra. I have taught elementary school, grades 1-8, junior college and college courses. I have earned a PhD in educational psychology, and worked twenty years as a school psychologist. I wrote columns on education for twelve years. I believe I know the answers to the problems in education today or at least the right questions to ask. I believe many teachers and parents know the answers and the questions but only outside experts, mainly non-teaching men are believed. Reading these articles may give you insights which will enable you to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

About the Author

Dr. Nancy Devlin graduated from Hunter College with a degree in English and a Masters degree in Guidance and School Counseling. She taught elementary school in New York City, and in military-dependent schools in Germany, Denmark and Japan. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She was a psychologist for twenty-two years in the Princeton Schools. She is a licensed psychologist, a family therapist and a nationally-certified school psychologist. She is married to a Physicist and they have three sons. She has published hundreds of newspaper articles on issues of education and childrearing. At present, she has a website and blog, providing information on education, parenting and related topics.