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Modernizing Instruction

Like many fellow educators, I am always looking for the “best practices” in teaching.  I recently discovered a blog post from TeachThought that provides 8 tips to help teachers better understand how to modernize instruction. 169 more words

SLO NO!! Now What?

I have been staring at this data for TWO days! CRAP!! What happened?? I am looking at my SLO data (student learning objectives) which were written by me as long-term, measurable academic growth targets for each of my students. 1,778 more words


Top Six Things Teachers Need from Parents

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to educate them too. Studies show that parents who get involved in the education of their students see much better results in confidence and grades. 521 more words


CourseSites by Blackboard

Technology is transforming the K-12 classrom landscape.  My 7th grade students and I are getting ready to embark on our first experience with a learning management system, CourseSites.   138 more words


What's behind the academic achievement gap?

It’s no secret that the academic “achievement” gap has been a go-to meme for educators, policymakers and the public-at-large for years. It’s been used as a scapegoat for the lack of diversity not only in higher education, but in a wide swathe of industries as well.  69 more words

Social/Political Awareness Activism

What is the schools role in social and emotional development?

A simple question: why do we send students to school? The obvious answer is to learn. However, as I think about the question, I don’t think the answer is that simple. 613 more words