A new federal study criticizes the Justice Department for failing to enforce...– Test companies faulted on disabilities law GWALP adds: Yet another testing-policy-related-thingy of which I am not surprised. (via girlwithalessonplan) JBizzle adds: Does this company think that the IEP is a big freakin’ joke? There is a specific section that is for testing. We don’t just...
Grants for Teachers - LiveBinder *Take a little... →
kbkonnected: #elemchat #spedchat #grants
Pinterest: A Beginner's Guide to the Hot New... →
coolcatteacher: Beginner’s guide to pinterest, the new social network that manynteachers are gaga over. from recipes to craft ideas and lesson plans, teachers are all over this site. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee pinterest!
Tumblr Teachers Dare Day Question:
Your friends are new parents, what are 1-3 things you would suggest at some point in regard’s to their education? (photo replies also enabled)
Beginning now and ending at the end of Jan 2 is...
teamteachers: Here’s how Teacher Dare Day works! Don’t forget to use the Teacher Dare Day tag! Boom. Boom. Pow. Remember to put your questions to the community in a new post, or else the responses will be lost in reblogs.
How the feds are tracking your kid →
Would it bother you to know that the federal Centers for Disease Control had been shown your daughter’s health records to see how she responded to an STD/teen-pregnancy-prevention program? How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son’s academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you...
If any of you have Christmas money to burn, here's... →
girlwithalessonplan: It’s tumblr teacher, annaslibrary. Signal boost
The Longest Week: 5 Underreported Stories of 2011 →
joshsternberg: Current asked me to do a series of 5 stories I thought went underreported this year. This time of year, media outlets publish their year-in-review articles and lists, looking back on recent history and reflecting on the major events that shaped the past 365 days. In fact, the Pew Research…
Girl with a Lesson Plan: Yo, parents: →
girlwithalessonplan: I don’t have a child. I have a goddaughter and 3 “nieces and nephews” that are my boyfriend’s relations. I don’t pretend to know about parenting. However, I have a question, and this always weighs on my mind because of Christmas. Can you (or DO you) tell friends and family what to buy (or NOT… I don’t have any kids, but I usually check with my cousin’s...
Number of homeless children highest in American... →
soupsoup: Josh Sternberg for Current - The number of homeless children in the United States is at its highest levels in the nation’s history, according to a study released last week from the National Center on Family Homelessness. 1 out of every 45 children is homeless. That’s a staggering number; a majority of them are under 7.
Our five senses snowmen in preschool | Teach... →
This is a fun idea. We are doing a snowman book in January, so I am just going to save this here in case I have the time.
‘Tis the Season: Holiday Giving, Advocating and... →
teamteachers: Some great practical ideas, that could be done any time of the year.
5 Things You Can Do That Actually Improve Your... →
This article actually pissed me off!
Be Still, My Heart!
iamlittlei: E-mail from department head on Sunday? About curriculum? With a pile of word doc attachments? About my current unit? With actual instructional tips for teaching this most notoriously difficult of biology concepts? ARE YOU FOR REAL? It’s Christmas come early, folks. Remember this you experienced teachers. First years feel pretty swamped and desperate for a break at this...
A Call for Parent Power. Real Power. – SchoolBook →
The hearing was called to review procedures and policies in place to give parents a greater voice in their children’s education, a mantra of school improvement efforts and something that Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has spoken about frequently. But according to Gotham Schools‘ Jessica Campbell, the meeting was in its third hour before parents even were able to speak, prompting one Gotham...
Would you like to buy some folders? →
girlwithalessonplan: We’re shifting to a literacy/standards focused approach in 2012. One thing our literacy consultant is REALLY big on is having a place in the room for students to store their progress and standards achievement on graphs so they can see their learning progress. (My Freshmen vs SAT words board is an example of this.) I have some old magazine holders from the library and shelf...
texasfirstyearteacher: I met with my principal, AP, and a few others at my new school today. More than anything else, they encouraged me to start building my classroom library. They suggested the Scholastic Warehouse (there’s one really close to me) as a way to get books at a very reduced price. I’m getting a little overwhelmed, because while I know that my principal in no way expects me to have...
Ultimate Awesome: Teacher Tip #1: Prioritise a... →
hisnamewasbeanni: - It will provide you with a regular release of certain types of stress you may not even be aware you have. - Social sports are ideal, as they help to keep you fit (in a career typically not conducive to that) as well as providing social and physical outlets to pent-up feelings. - Even just… Just need that ol’ foot of mine to heal.
Teaching Learning: So, you want to be a teacher? →
teachinglearning: If you are thinking of joining the Mississippi Teacher Corps, or any alternative route teaching program, please, consider the following: Every day I wake up at 5:30, eat a little something, take a shower, and drive off to school. I am there before most teachers and the principal,… Loud and proud. I’m stealing that.
I just almost threw up over a conversation with my...
I strongly feel that certain time and activities should be spent with each side. When it was proposed to change usual traditions to sort of short-change one side, I got upset and also had a conversation with a cousin who seemed equally sad about the situation. I explained concerns to my dad over a week ago, and tonight he called to offer a compromise — which was the exact same thing it was...
getoffmyblog asked: hi, i enjoy your perspective on teaching and share your love for ohio. re: "last name walking, first name never," that actor is now known as Drake, whose song has the line "last name ever, first name greatest." the reason you find it offensive is the same reason others find it funny. comedy is subjective, and many things will offend you if you seek them out. railing against...
My first Donor's Choose project is short just $80... →