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Why I Love…

Jen Robinson Education, Elementary

I’ll be honest I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a hoax, a made up holiday to support greeting card, chocolate and flower companies. I mean really, if you need a day to say “I love you”

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good to great

Applying the Principles of “Good to Great” in the Classroom

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

  National Board score releases have come and gone and I was relieved to see the “Congratulations!” banner come across my screen. That was a sweet, sweet moment and I am thankful to all of those who helped and supported

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The Other Opportunity Cost of Teaching

The Other Opportunity Cost of Teaching

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Uncategorized

I came home in a serious funk, slamming the door behind me, barking at my family, huffing and puffing under the heavy weight of the stack of papers I bring home (optimistically) every evening.  I sat down on my bed

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MOWR…Is 2nd Grade the New 3rd Grade?

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development

Move On When Reading (MOWR) is a policy currently in effect with the intention of preparing students to be proficient readers by 3rd grade so they are properly prepared to enter 4th. This leads to the questions: What is so

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