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Curriculum and Lesson Planning: Outpacing Design via Textbooks

Monitoring, adjusting and distributing an ever evolving curriculum is simply how curriculum is done now. With ever evolving standards, technological changes and the desire to differentiate instruction, curriculum is now expected to be nimble and personal…

Teacher Evaluation is More than a State Exam Score

With the Race to the Top grant as the catalyst, teacher evaluation is the hot topic Du Jour. Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was a classroom teacher my evaluation was based on classroom management. If I didn’t send kids to the office I was …

Data Driven Instruction - Looking Forward and Predicting

Data Driven Instruction is yesterday’s news or is it. In K-12 we do have a tendency to embrace the latest and coolest.

Educators' Memories of the First Day of School

Sometimes the most memorable events occur on Day 1. Educators recount some of the funny, inspirational and challenging first days of the school year.

A Teacher’s Twas the Night Before Christmas – Aww, Forget It

There are many educator parodies of Clement Moore's holiday poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Take a look at some of the best.