I Hope I Get a Good Class this Year

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Any elementary teacher who has taught for any length of time has had one of “those” classes: the one consisting of challenging behaviors, students who should have been separated but weren’t, too many struggling readers, or any other combination of students that can make teaching a real challenge. These are the classes that make you…

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That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It

innovating new approaches to old problems

On March 15, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act. This bill would make daylight savings time the permanent standard time thereby ending the twice-annual changing of clocks. Daylight savings time has been observed in most states since 1966 with the passage of the Uniform Time Act. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) argued…

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Is All This Data Analysis Making a Difference?

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At the elementary school where I taught for 12 years, we would have twice-a-year meetings called Data Days. Our grade-level team would meet with the principal, the literacy coaches, and the special needs teachers to analyze all the student data in our grade level. This data ranged from district benchmark assessments to statewide standardized test…

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