Jackie Parrish, Author at The Educators Room

About Jackie Parrish

I am a retired teacher who taught in middle school for 30 years. I have certifications in elementary education, reading, and math. I have spent most of my career teaching math to 7th and 8th graders in an urban setting. I have also presented staff development within my school and within my district. Although I am now retired I am still passionate about teaching math in ways that engage all students.

Schools Are Closed, But Educational Inequality Remains

Inequality in education exists. I have observed it from the beginning of my career in a relatively poor area of Philadelphia. It is real and it has gotten worse over the years. I began teaching about a decade after President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society was implemented. The middle school where I taught had its cornerstone [...]

By |2020-05-08T19:19:33-04:00May 8th, 2020|COVID, COVID-19, Instruction & Curriculum|1 Comment

Standardized Testing’s Negative Affect on Math Education

Standardized Testing has been around for decades. In its original form, it was used to check a student’s progress from year to year. At some point around the 1970s test results were used to find specific areas of a subject where a majority of children were doing poorly. Teachers were encouraged to use activities that [...]

By |2020-02-11T12:21:35-05:00February 11th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum, Opinion|0 Comments
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