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When has a teacher fulfilled her duties?

Teaching is a profession that requires more than you have to offer.  You are never done, you will never arrive.  Just when you think you have a handle on your subject, new standards come out or a new group of students matriculates into your classroom to start the learning process all over again.   1,200 more words


Effective, teacher-approved formative assessment practices

Creating a Classroom Culture of Learning: Key Formative Assessment Practices

Join Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) on February 4 for Creating a Classroom Culture of Learning: Key Formative Assessment Practices… 139 more words


Climbing a Mountain

Sometimes being a teacher is discouraging. My students work so hard all day long. We have recently been taking our NWEA test and that is a math, reading, and science test to show where your students are. 173 more words


Week of Jan. 19

Dear Staff – I really love a three day weekend after a long break. Even though we just had a break, sometimes we need a little break from our break! 577 more words

Blended Learning

RedStorm Staff Meeting Day - Agenda and Items


  • Sharing the proper way  to record breakfast to be sure we are in compliance
  • Audit
  • Be sure to hang up the signs provided by Chartwells…
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Two Days and Thankful!

Dear Staff – This is the first year that our school community will have the day before Thanksgiving off. I am thankful for this because it gives our amazing teams at SIA and SMS an opportunity to prepare FIFTY THANKSGIVING DINNERS for our families. 695 more words

A meaningful alternative to high stakes testing

Is it just my imagination or is support for high stakes testing finally waning?  

Yesterday, Hamilton and Wheeler teachers participated in an inservice workshop presented by Tim Neville from… 172 more words