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July 09, 2014

When Will the Testing Obsession End?

Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.

July 01, 2014

Relationships: Are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?

When it comes to relationships, are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?

June 29, 2014

Are You Creating a Culture of Learning?

If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.

June 26, 2014

Got Coffee? Getting Testing Off Caffeine

High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.

June 20, 2014

Why Does My Son Want to Be a Teacher?

In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.

June 18, 2014

Learn, Grow, Change: A 5th Grade Perspective

Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.

June 17, 2014

Siena Poll: Slow Down the Common Core

For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?

June 13, 2014

Project-Based Learning: Connecting With Your Community

Today's guest blog is written by Instructional Technology Instructor Mike Arsenault from Yarmouth, Maine. In this blog Mike writes about the importance of PBL and involving your community in the process.

June 10, 2014

Body Language: What Are We Telling Our Students?

Students can tell whether they like a teacher or not in 10 seconds. What impression do you give in that amount of time?

June 08, 2014

Let's Recapture Some Time

Time is the one thing that moves on whether we want it to or not. We can't slow it down and we can't speed it up. In his today's guest blog, Jon Harper asks how we make time work better for us and our students.

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