There is an old adage, “If it is broke, don’t fix it.” Unfortunately, education in America is broke, yet we aren’t fixing it. Extensive research has reached the conclusion that … Continue Reading High Stakes Testing: It’s Broke, yet We keep doing It
I often tell my teachers that it is never too late in the school year to change something. While there are a few major items, like curriculum, that deserve our … Continue Reading Are You Reaching for the Sky in Your Classroom?
“It is finished.” To understand the importance of these three, simple words, you must first understand their context. The context is Jesus’ perfect life, led for us. The events of … Continue Reading The Three Greatest Words Ever Spoken
“We all need people who give us feedback. That is how we improve.” … Continue Reading The Most Valuable Feedback in the World is Your Students
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 … Continue Reading The Results Speak for Themselves…Increased Federal Spending Does Not Correlate to Increased Test Scores
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 … Continue Reading TED TALK: Every Child Deserves a Champion
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 … Continue Reading The Power of the First Field Trip
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,” … Continue Reading Florida School District is the First to Fully Eliminate Standardized Testing
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, … Continue Reading One Down, Who Cares How Many to Go!
For those visual learners out there, a great classroom management poster courtesy of www.weareteachers.com
“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 … Continue Reading Overcoming 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 … Continue Reading FEEDBACK NEEDED: How Do You Overcome the Teacher Chart of Doom?
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? … Continue Reading A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way