It’s been a while since I’ve posted mainly because I have been bogged down with so much non-teaching work that is required of me as a teacher, that I have spent my few free hours doing as close to nothing as I can. 746 more words
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
This quotation, attributed to Charles Holland Duell, commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office from 1898 to 1901, has often been used to ridicule the notion that the product of human inventiveness was finite – and that we had reached its point of exhaustion. 731 more words
"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
Would it surprise you to learn that your great, great, grandparents probably fell subject to the same kind of standardized testing that is used in today’s education system? 573 more words
I spent the better part of the morning on Friday reviewing my student’s standardized test scores and here is what I learned:
- My 2013/14 8th graders scored generally better than my 2012/13 8th graders in English Language Arts… 433 more words
We are only a few months away from 2015 and even though my three-year-old son is yet to start the ‘serious’ part of his education, I cannot help but wonder what kind of a mental experience he will have during the next 15-20 years. 947 more words