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Reflect on this... by @Mroberts90Matt

Recently my guest blog on @TeacherToolkit’s blog concerning self-assessment was publicised and it generated some interest again, which was pleasing to see. In the past it has also generated comments on other professional views on self assessment and how it can be made more effective. 201 more words


More than 75 percent of Broward Schools maintain A or B grades

2014 high school grades and graduation rates were released today by the Florida Department of Education.  In the data released, more than 75% of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) traditional high schools earned an A or B grade and achieved a graduation rate of 88%. 169 more words

Coral Springs

MHS Students Win 'Safe Streets' Video Competition

Melrose High School students Christian Poutre and Andrew Dell Isola won the first prize in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s “Safe Streets, Smart Tips” video contest, beating out 40 other entries from 16 different schools. 28 more words


my sister, chris

one of the best teachers i know is my sister, chris (always ‘chrissy’ to me)…

she’s a 7th grade social studies teacher near chicago…

it is an appropriate assignment for her as we grew up moving from ‘here-to-there’ every few years as dictated by the u.s. 703 more words


New York City's best public schools are harder to get into than the Ivy Leagues

About 6%.

That was your child’s shot at being accepted to one of New York City’s gifted-and-talented programs this school year. A report out this morning from the city’s Independent Budget Office finds that 36,000 students took the test to get in—for only 2,200 kindergarten seats (and a handful in grades 1 to 3). 342 more words

The 'phenomenom' of sexting...

This might seem a strange first blog post, but let me justify myself.

I was watching the local news the night before last night when I saw a report which said that a school not far from me had been somewhat ‘scandalised’ by a series of ‘sexting’ incidents, to the extent that the police had been called in, and ‘thousands’ of letters sent out to parents. 501 more words