Category Archives: Politics

10 Days: An Emotional Roller Coaster

Ten days ago I started school.  I met my 33 first graders for the first time.  I set routines, learned about my students, met their parents, established a workshop model…now I am on strike.  The emotional highs and lows of … Continue reading

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Preparing For Testing Like It’s My Job

What’s another good title for this blog post? a) Testmas: the holiday no one wants to celebrate b) Actual teaching vs. the government’s ideas of teaching c) Have another cup of coffee and while you’re at it grab a cinnamon … Continue reading

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Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive | Edutopia

Interesting comments on global competitiveness from Linda Darling-Hammond.  What are your thoughts? Please leave a comment below. Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive | Edutopia.

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The Ten Stages of Standardized Testing

If you’re a classroom teacher you know the stress that can surround testing.  Depending on your students and administration you may feel varying levels of pressure to toss your well laid plans out the window and head for the test … Continue reading

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