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The Pendulum

At the Vanderbilt University physics building there used to be a huge, several storied, pendulum with a mesmerizing swing. I know about pendulums; I believe in the pendulum swing. 254 more words

Educational Reform

Guest Post: Finding Time for Leadership Education in the Age of Common Core and Standardized Testing

By Mariam G. MacGregor, author of Building Everyday Leadership for All Kids

Regardless of what grade level or subject being taught, it’s tough right now in education to fit everything into the typical school day. 1,014 more words

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Monday Musings: Conservation with an IB Student

As you know, I’ve taken on all kinds of angles to researching Common Core’s presence in every educational realm. This includes not only traditional schools, but private ones, homeschools, post-secondary education, charters, and  IB Schools (International Baccalaureate). 1,298 more words


Standard 11: Utilize formative and summative assessment in a standards based environment

To begin reflecting on my understanding of how to use formative and summative assessment, I had to first reflect on my understanding of what I would be assessing, the CCSS. 667 more words


So Much More

TL Standard 9:Teacher leaders evaluate and use effective curriculum design.

 In the beginning of my studies I always approached curriculum design with first deciding on what I was going to teach and then trying to find activities that would help teach it. 1,677 more words

Evaluate And Use Effective Curriculum Design

Good Morning, World

It’s four in the morning here in California as I write to you for the first time in weeks. I have a good reason – for not writing, that is. 653 more words


Dr Tim Rasinski - Foundational Reading Skills

Here’s an opportunity for Bainbridge teachers from our friend Steve Brown, who is now at City University. Dr. Tim Rasinski will be speaking at City U on May 4th about early literacy, especially foundational reading skills. 24 more words