Janet Beihoffer

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

Recent blog posts by this author

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...