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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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A Holiday Wish List for ELD Equity

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Literacy, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

It’s that time of year when the child within us develops a dreamy, far-off look, and her eyes begin to gleam. Sugar plums? A Red Ryder BB gun?  A new laptop? A roof rack and two kayaks? Creating a holiday

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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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