What Counts?

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. Albert Einstein When I read this it made me STOP and think. How do we use data to inform our instruction and impact our student’s

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Delyssa Begay Uncategorized

Autumn and the Good Ol’ Days … Last week, while anticipating the arrival of the three day Labor Day weekend, I reminisced with a colleague about my initial intention of becoming a teacher. I was a recent college graduate seeking

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Blown Out

Alaina Adams Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

Data-driven instruction blew out the speakers in my car today.    No joke.   The day started like any other: coffee, commute, Power Point creation, teach, plan, teach, lunch, teach, and then . . . my new release period to manage

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Nothing Special

Eve Rifkin Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Mentoring, Professional Development

Jim has been teaching 1st grade for twenty years. Opportunities to work collaboratively with his colleagues should be as common to him as his annual bulletin-board-supply shopping trip, and yet over the course of his 20-year tenure, Jim has spent countless hours in, what he and most of his colleagues would describe as, “the fancy-man-in-the-suit-with-the-power-point trainings”. If Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule holds true, then Jim and so many others have become experts at feeling patronized and isolated.

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RTTT: Race to the Thermometer

Chris Maza Life in the Classroom

I really have to apologize for diverting your attention from the extensive commentary regarding the Race to the Top Winners. Furthermore, I apologize for interrupting the conversations regarding changes that the individual States made to State Education policies, including Arizona,

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