Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Nightmares!

A peek into the mind of a teacher, and the real-life struggle with crazy teacher dreams! Continue reading

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Top Ten: MCAS Week

This week was the English Language Arts MCAS (state test) for my fourth graders, and it’s not the most thrilling time in the classroom.  We try to pump the kids up for the big test, and simultaneously downplay that they’re … Continue reading

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Curriculum Controversies

Who decides curriculum?  Is it the state standards, the Common Core standards, the school district, the teacher?  In my experience, it’s a mix of all of those, plus a big helping of “what we’ve always done.”  The business of determining … Continue reading

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