Consultation at a school in Southeast Missouri. This was an ELA group. A portion of the email that I sent to teachers prior to the PD day is included below: In speaking with your administrators, we have come up with the following objectives: -Develop a common language regarding Essential Learner Outcomes or Power Standards (I … Continue reading An Introduction to New Teachers
Is the test your students take timed? States have different guidelines regarding tests. Some are timed, some aren’t, and some have certain portions timed. If your test is timed, stop and think a bit. Do your students ever run out of time? Your answer is most likely no. Very rarely does a student actually run … Continue reading The Internal Timer
Teacher Retention THE BLOG 08/01/2014 10:55 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2014 By Ellen Moir Imagine a bucket. Your job is to keep that bucket full to the brim of water. Sounds easy. Except, every few minutes, someone walks by and jostles that bucket and some of the water sloshes out. You fill up the … Continue reading Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Teacher Recruitment or Retention?