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Banishing Boring Words (and Eating Marshmallows) in Felton's Language Arts

What if you an alien tapped you on the shoulder and politely asked you to describe something – for instance, a kiwi or key lime?  508 more words

FTF: Hey, Parents! The CCSS Roundup is Coming for You!

We know the CCSS Machine has set its sights on our kids. I’ve shared with you (as have others) how parents have been targeted as well. 834 more words


O1 – Offer an organized curriculum aligned to standards and outcomes.

Nearly every professional development event I’ve attended thus far makes frequent reference to the Common Core State Standards, appropriately so since so much of the new evaluation systems derive, if only indirectly, from these standards.   418 more words


Tis' The Season - Testing Season

March is said to “come in like a lion” and I couldn’t agree more. As the month begins, we teachers are all about to enter the season that leads us up to the biggest event of the school year -standardized testing. 136 more words