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September 17, 2014

Taking Names and Giving Feedback

Switching over to standards based grading or no grading at all in a system that values the grade above all else can be a daunting endeavor, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't attempt it. After two weeks of school, the conversation has shifted in my classroom and I'm eager to continue my work with throwing out grades altogether.

September 15, 2014

Our System Needs a Facelift

It's time for a change in education. Pedagogy needs to shift. Technology needs to be integrated. Kids need to be in control of their own learning. Are you ready for the change that needs to come? How will you contribute to the cause?

September 08, 2014

Developing a Dynamic Learning Environment

What does your learning environment say about your classes? Learn how to develop a space that encourages learning for all learners and communicates enthusiasm without words.

September 05, 2014

My Next Step in Being My Most Recent Me

How long have you known you wanted to be an educator? Have you been able to mark your progress in the field by certain benchmarks in your career? Sometimes we fear moving backward, but really progress is slow. Read on to learn how to acknowledge the growth.

August 29, 2014

A Work in Progress

What is your teaching masterpiece? When you started teaching, what did you think the perfect teacher was? Has it changed? Read Amy Smith's version of a masterpiece and consider what changes you've undergone.

August 25, 2014

Teachers Helping Teachers, Let's Model Cooperative Learning

We don't have to work on an island alone. We have an incredible wealth of information that can be shared among colleagues. So how would you handle finding out you were teaching something new? Me, I'd reach out to a colleague who has taught it.

August 20, 2014

Teaching Students to Understand Standards

What good are standards if students don't understand them? Students need to understand the expectations, in a language that makes sense to them, so why not have them rewrite them?

August 18, 2014

Don't Hate the Standards, Hate the Test

Do you hate the Common Core or do you hate the tests that are associated with the Common Core? Do you have a hard time separating the two? Too often school stakeholders spend their energy focusing on the wrong issues and therefore never address the actual problem. Do you think it's time for a change?

August 15, 2014

Educators, Let's Get Connected

Have you ever needed to know something, but didn't know where to start? Have you ever wanted to change what you are doing in the classroom, but were short on inspiration? Being connected opens a world of possibilities to educators that make them and their classrooms infinitely more prepared for our current world.

August 13, 2014

Teachers, Remember We Are a Work in Progress

We take ourselves so seriously. It is an important job. But what every teacher needs to remember since day one is that mistakes will be made and the only thing we can hope for is progress. So what will you learn from today?

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