Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Finally, a program that can get more people involved in focusing on the good things instead of combating bullying from an offensive aspect!
We had our kickoff assembly today and couldn't keep kids from volunteering to be part of the changes that need to be made.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
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Courtesy of: Schools.com
Friday, January 6, 2012
I particularly like the part where she points out that "...you wrote about a first-grade teacher who was retiring because she wouldn’t teach to a script... teaching to the test strips teachers of their professionalism. Yet it is the best-trained, most knowledgeable teachers who can offer the most meaningful, excellent education in this test-driven climate. It’s the under-prepared teachers who are most often teaching to tests and using scripts because they don’t have the knowledge base to do otherwise."
In making the best of this test-driven climate, are you scripting your lessons to the test? Or have you discovered that scripting doesn't work and using the test as a tool to get your students to think critically, form their own opinions on societal standards and expectations, and teach themselves job-survival skills (biting the bullet and getting through what isn't ideal to preserve themselves and their job) is making the most of the situation?