Month: September 2014

The Most Valuable Feedback in the World is Your Students

“We all need people who give us feedback.   That is how we improve.”                                                              …

The Results Speak for Themselves…Increased Federal Spending Does Not Correlate to Increased Test Scores

Data driven results from the past decades have led many to one conclusion…there is no correlation between federal spending and improved national testing scores.   Check out this latest piece from US News and World Report   http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/08/25/back-to-school-more-education-money-hasnt-improved-results

TED TALK: Every Child Deserves a Champion

If you have never had the opportunity to listen to this brief TED talk from the late Rita Pierson, indulge yourself and do so!  Her passion for teaching and students is infectious.  Teaching is all about relationships! The link to the TED talk

The Power of the First Field Trip

The power of a well-planned field trip is immeasurable. While difficult to find that thin line between fun, interesting, and worth-while, when that line is found it can reap huge benefits.  I am a firm believer in the power of the first month of…

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