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if i use someone's curriculum, am i a teacher?

Today I got the news from my principal that my test scores from my 7th and 8th graders were not great. They were not the worst, but the worst would have been that all of the students would have, what, died on the spot while taking the exams? 603 more words


Thesis Statement Workshop

This year, my classroom in focused on developing writing skills in chunks. We started the year by emphasizing core skills like close reading, analyzing details, and creating strong evidence-based claims. 737 more words

High School

Social Studies Framework and Libraries - A Match Made in Heaven

If you are an educator in New York State, unless you’ve been living under a curricular rock, you’ve likely heard of the new(ish) Social Studies Framework that has been adopted by the New York State Department of Education by now. 625 more words

Blog Posts


This is a LATE post, and I have no excuse. I was just busy Friday night and then had a busy Saturday followed by a relaxed (homework filled) Sunday. 1,099 more words