Underlings No More

James King Uncategorized

Soon-to-be traitor Cassius states “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / it is in ourselves” in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. I recently threw this quote at my ninth graders while they practiced interpreting

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Students take a brain break during testing.

Let’s Play! Maybe Older Students Need Recess, Too!

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Education, Education Policy, Games, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Social Issues, Sports, Uncategorized

Today was the first day of AZELLA testing for my 7th grade introduction level English Language Development class. They were very nervous during the first subtest (Listening), and then we had quite a bit of time to relax. It wasn’t

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She must be excited about the latest tech integration program

Ginsu Knives of Tech

Melissa Girmscheid Uncategorized

It slices! It dices! It can cut through a tin can! It grades! It adapts! It can predict student growth! Ever feel like the next educational tech trend is the Ginsu knife of technology? This Classroom, That Classroom, Which View,

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NBCT, Now What?

Rachel Perugini Uncategorized

I truly did not want to log into my account last month to see my National Board scores; I was far too nervous. My boyfriend made me hit that button (with my eyes closed) and his quick, completely spoiler free

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Logical Steps Through Darkness: The Path Toward #NBCT

Jess Ledbetter National Board Certification, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

Are you working on National Board Certification or coaching NB candidates? I have this little mantra that’s become a good friend over the years. I want to share it with you and tell you what it means to me: Logical

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Am I Having Fun?

James King Uncategorized

I made more money at jobs with a high school diploma than I do as a teacher. 15 years have passed. I completed an associate’s degree as well as my bachelor’s. I left well paying jobs, took on debt, and

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