Teachers and Self-Care: Can You Make the Pledge?

As I sat looking at the chart of different joints in the human body, one phrase kept running through my mind like a Times Square ticker tape: “But we still won!” These were the words a fourth-grader exclaimed in the middle of my story … Read More

Quick Guide: Travel with the Time Warp Trio!

What resources do you use to help your second and third-grade elementary students understand history? That was the question on my mind as I searched for materials to help my second graders learn about Ancient China. I had plenty of fiction and nonfiction picture … Read More

Why Mt. Multiplis App Beats Math Flash Card Apps

Linka speaks and multiplication warriors should listen! Mt. Multiplis gives you the power to move beyond multiplication flash cards. It is resource you need to help your students use the properties of multiplication to solve problems.  Trista Lanette Pollard, NBCT One of my favorite … Read More

Teacher Evaluation Scores: Should Parents Have Access?

The debate surrounding teacher privacy, transparency and student test scores reemerged recently when a parent in Loudon County, VA, filed a lawsuit against state officials requesting the release of the state’s teacher evaluation data. Jasmine Song and Tim Walker Just as Teacher Appreciation Week was … Read More

Rising Above The War Against American Teachers

Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun As I sat in the art room watching the students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) End of Year (EOY) Assessment, I … Read More

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