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The State of Education Today

Teachers are kept too busy doing mandated testing and assessing and being sure they don’t teach anything that isn’t listed in the Common Core Standards to be the kind of teachers I had growing up. 1,022 more words

Verse - Clandestine Communication

We used to pass notes while in school,
The teachers said “No! There’s a rule!”
But students today
Will have their own say:
A smart phone helps them play the fool!

  • Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, August 29, 2015
Steve Shoemaker

10 Back to School Tips for Teachers Using Google Docs 

From “Te@chThought” on 8/14/2015

1. Collaborate with colleagues

Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint lesson plans or training materials in real-time, and to create shared calendars for cross-classroom activities. 421 more words


Formative Assessment: CPD session

On Friday 28th, I was involved in my first ever delivery of a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) session. Myself and the other 6 students planned and presented 5 workshops regarding various areas of formative assessment. 1,212 more words


The Views on National Curriculum Exams

National Curriculum Tests (called the SAT’s) are exams that are done in the England in all of the school institutions.  Students are required to take the SAT’s in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 9 in three main core subjects only: English, Maths and Science. 1,442 more words


King Solomon, What Kind of Fool Am I?

In 1962 Anthon Newly and Leslie Bricusse wrote the song ‘What Kind of Fool Am I. What would to wise King Solomon, advise them if he was alive today? 772 more words

King Solomon

Chapter four: Sensei becomes a Real Student

Heeeeey there. Did you miss me? I was busy being a real student. I have been a real student for almost 4 months, and now I’m on summer vacation, sitting in my favorite soft chair and relaxing. 748 more words