Janet Beihoffer

Janet Biehoffer is an educator, public speaker, and political activist from Minnesota.

Recent blog posts by this author

What Americans Often Forget

Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class...

What I Learned When My Students Began Jumping Rope

By now the outcry has been heard and confirmed: Children need recess or other forms of physical activity to thrive in school. But I could have told you that. As a veteran teacher, I stumbled on this fact in my own classroom quite by accident....

Teacher: Stroking Egos Does Nothing for Students. Raising Expectations Does.

Armed with a bachelor of science in elementary education, I charged into my career as a teacher. I was immediately exposed to students at three levels of public schools: A rather wealthy district with an average IQ of 120. A classic, middle...