Month: August 2014

Florida School District is the First to Fully Eliminate Standardized Testing

The Lee County Board of Education voted 3-2 to ditch state standardized testing, despite the objections of the superintendent. “Sometimes it takes an act of civil disobedience to move forward,” board member Don Armstrong said, according to the newspaper. “We cannot allow the fear…

One Down, Who Cares How Many to Go!

Many teachers and students are wrapping up or have already wrapped up their first week of school. The first week of school is often filled with endless reviews of rules, procedures, and policies. Typically, students also enjoy activities, games, and some outside time as…

Classroom Management Visual

For those visual learners out there, a great classroom management poster courtesy of www.weareteachers.com 

Overcoming the Teacher Chart of Doom

“If everything was perfect, we would already be in heaven.” A new school year brings anticipation, excitement, and renewal. For many teachers, the first day of school is one of their favorite days of the entire year. When the first day adrenaline begins to…

FEEDBACK NEEDED: How Do You Overcome the Teacher Chart of Doom?

Many of you may already be familiar with the above chart. After thorough research, the chart displays the general phases of emotion throughout the school year. While a generalization, it strikes a cord with many teachers. I am considering doing a future blog post…

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way

A Little Encouragement Goes A Long Way The first day of school is quickly approaching all across the United States. Perhaps a little bit of panic is setting in? Excitement? Celebration? Hopefully, not dread. The first day of school is always one of my…

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