"We are doing a huge disservice to our kids. We are raising a generation of children who are going to be incapable of succeeding in the modern era. They are being taught to be egocentric and to give up, often before even trying." ... See MoreSee Less
We are doing a huge disservice to our kids. We are raising a generation of children who are going to be incapable of succeeding in the modern era. They are being taught to be egocentric and to give up, often before even trying.
"Tests have a way of making you forget about all of the amazing qualities you possess. If you ever find yourself losing confidence, or doubting your abilities, please raise your hand. I will come over to your desk and remind you of how amazing you are. I will remind you of how hard you work every day. I will remind you of how you give everything you have to meet the high expectations I hold for you, and that you have learned to hold for yourself. I will remind you of what a positive contribution you are to our class and greater society every day you are a part of it. I can remind you because I know you. This test does not." ... See MoreSee Less
To My Amazing Third Graders, This week I have to give you a test. I know that most of you have never taken a standardized test before. I know that most of you probably don't even know what the term standardized test means. I know that many of you will look at... #evaluation #statetesting #testing
“We are your children’s teachers. We know that we may have more time with your child than you do. We don’t want them to be hungry, and not just because a hungry child can’t learn but because we care about them,” she begins her post. “Hungry feels scary.” ... See MoreSee Less
It's been a long time since I sat down to write. It has been a long time since a lot of things have happened: Stood in the shower until I was ready to come out, slept through the night, watched a movie from beginning to end in one sitting, or stayed late in my classroom. I am not complaining. I...