Testing season: The Natives are becoming Restless…

I would comment, but why bother, right? If Fewer or No Tests, Then What? http://t.co/LIrkpS6DWd via @plthomasEdD — Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD) January 31, 2014 Standardized tests don't measure learning. They measure household income. http://t.co/awlY8q8wbz @DianeRavitch pic.twitter.com/KmYcT8VVxZ — Steven Singer (@StevenSinger3) January 31, 2014

Diverse Learners: How Diverse are You?

I've looked at this particular topic before this school year as I've considered how to best help a couple of students I have in my classes this year.  My ESL student has transferred to another school in the district where he can be better serviced as he learns English and my hearing impaired student is making friends …

Simplified Blogging

Giggle a minute.. . Check out @jesslahey's Tweet: https://twitter.com/jesslahey/status/422042729179144192

On Being a Science Teacher During Testing Season: A Rant

I had a meltdown today.  I didn't mean to do it, I'm just frustrated right now.  About this time, every single year, our administrator panics about state testing and has us "analyze" the data to determine which kids can help get our number ups. (she actually said that one year, I almost got up and …

Twitter Chat: Leadership in the Digital Age

I attended my very first Twitter Chat last night!  I have finally reached a point in my Twitter experience where I don't freak out when people tweet at me!  It was a good experience and I can't wait to do it again! *screaming like a banshee in my head* Ok, I'm calm now. So, the …