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7 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Students’ Test Scores

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  Nobody likes standardized testing, but they’re here, so we might as well prepare our students as best we can. I have English as a New Language (ENL) students who, on certain testing days, test for 12 hours a day, … Continue reading

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Five Ways Teachers Waste Their Time

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  My name is Brian Huskie, I’m a National Board Certified English teacher, I’ve been teaching for nine years in an urban school district, and I spend an obscene proportion of my day busily wasting time. After some reflection, I … Continue reading

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Students Need to Do More Than Opt Out. They Need to Strike.

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Thank you Peter DeWitt for this post. Ghandi said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Some version of that was in my head and on my heart when I left the school building around … Continue reading

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“5 reasons parents should embrace Common Core tests” Debunked

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It makes sense that the person with the test-prep business would want your kids to take more tests (embrace them, actually). Her actual points as to why they should take them make less sense. Your child needs to learn how … Continue reading

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The Reader’s Bill of Rights

The Reader’s Bill of Rights, by Daniel Pennac   1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The … Continue reading

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Diversity

“But I have said enough. I hope you will treasure up the instructions which I have given you, and make them a guide to your feet and a light to your understanding. Build your character thoughtfully and painstakingly upon these … Continue reading

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She Cheated on an Opinion Question

“We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness – curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids to truly competent adults, and by giving each student what … Continue reading

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