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As the school year begins, what do you think about this statement below:
“I’m more concerned with the kind of people they become than the test scores they earn.”
If you teach anyone younger than 14, they were not born. If you teach anyone younger than 18, they likely do no remember.
We cannot continue to exist in a world where teachers are being pulled in opposite directions all of the time. Where we have one size fits all curriculum and classroom management systems in every class. This way of teaching is failing everyone involved.
Last time, I laid out my thoughts on CCSS instructional materials. This time: Special Education The basics of the special education guidance for CCSS is ok, at face value. It stressed the additional supports available to students, assistive technology, and flexible teaching methods. This all sounds pretty great, right? Then I read this: An Individualized Education […]
Are there some wonderful things about Common Core State Standard? Yes, of course. But I have issues with two main areas of application: instructional materials and methods and how it applies to special education students. First: Instruction Common Core is supposedly designed to allow students to access materials at developmentally appropriate times and to go […]
It’s a hot topic: Common Core State Standards. But ask someone what it means and you might get anything from increased testing to required teaching of sexual education. Not even all teachers understand what CCSS is and what it means for them. So, let’s break it down to get to the root of what this […]
I’d like to thank the Academy for this stunning and unexpected award. I’ve always wanted to say that, but in reality I should thank Double Espresso for nominating me for the Liebster award. I so appreciate your kind comments, and hope that you continue to enjoy what you read here! So, now to the the rules. […]
Lock down drill day It is my hands down least favorite day of the year. It terrifies me. More than the day after Halloween, the day before Winter Vacation, or a full moon. Combined. It terrifies me to think about losing a student, a child, a person I love. It scares me that I would […]
In January 2014, Momastry posted a blog that generated a lot of buzz in the teaching and parenting world. In it, the author laid out what her son’s teacher did for the kids in her class every week.
Moving to a brand new place every three or so years is just life. We arrive, we live, we pack, we move. It can be super easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stuff that we forget to explore our new hometowns.
Tis the season! Moving house is tough, especially when it happens every three or so years. It’s hard for school-aged kids: saying good-bye to ALL their friends leaving their school and teachers having to make new friends going to a brand new school, all alone But there are ways to make it easier