There is an old farmer saying, "the cows don't get any fatter by weighing them!". In that spirit, I would rather spend more time teaching students than measuring what they know.I'm trying to figure…Continue
Recently, I was in poor health and was rushed to the hospital for two emergency surgeries! The removal of my spleen and replacement of my heart valve! After (during recovery) I needed a minor…Continue
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Below is a playful (yet passionate) interpretation of the perception that teachers are nothing more than "glorified babysitters". The author, David Coffey from Spring Lake, hits a chord with me and some of the frustration I have felt (as of late) regarding the public's perception of teachers.
Enjoy and feel free to comment.
BTW... this article is starting to pop up in newspapers throughout the state. I found it at Mlive.com at this…Continue
Welcome to 2011 everyone.
Attached below is a study published by ACT that reflects on and uses last year's ACT data from states like Michigan to predict how students would have preformed in relation to the Common core standards.
Not surprisingly, the study confirms the ideas and principals of mathematics instruction that we have been discussing at A4A for two years now!
Here is an exerpt from the article: