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Q & A: What should I do if my English teacher is giving me grades that I don't think I deserve?

That’s a good question. You don’t specify if your teacher is giving you better or worse grades than you think you deserve – I’ve seen it go both ways. 350 more words

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#Baking in China - Apple Pie!

Viola! I make a mean #ApplePie if I say so myself. Little more difficult to do in #China; but still. . . . came out delicious! 6 more words


Things I Know

  • Educational contexts will not improve until we demand professionalism of the field. That begins in teacher education. Set a high bar for faculty. Teacher education is not a place for career teachers to transition.
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How Teaching Practices Ruin Classroom Connection

I was getting ready to teach my workshop on hidden student trauma to staff at a local high school when my husband made the passing comment, … 1,304 more words

Report Card Comments that Resonate

I’ve searched the Internet far and wide for advice, but there’s no teacher like experience. My first teaching job was in an independent school, where teachers were expected to write 1-2 paragraph narrative comments about each student they taught. 324 more words

Compliance and TAB

Compliance and TAB are two things that seem not to go together.  As a TAB teacher I want my kids to think beyond the rules and explore and make art because they want to…not because they are trying to be compliant with “school rules”.  336 more words

The Essay Writer's Bureau of Weights and Measures

Assessments collect data, rubrics help us code it, and grades measure. Indeed, the whole process of assessment is one of measurement, which is subsequently a tool of evaluation. 714 more words