Jon Alfuth, Author at The Educators Room

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A Playbook for Building Common Core Support Among Teachers

This article originally appeared on Bluff City Education on September 30th, 2014 This past week the Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation and Development at Vanderbilt released the results of their 2014 First to the Top Survey of Tennessee Public School Teachers. Notably, their survey data revealed declining support  among teachers for the Common Core State [...]

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Shifting Our Mindset Around Teacher Evaluations

courtesy Connected Principals During my first two years teaching I have to admit that I often thought of myself as a bad teacher. But fortunately I had an incredible mentor in my instructional facilitator, Ms. Hampton. When I had a bad observation, she gave me constructive feedback and encouraged me to improve my [...]

A Profession for My Generation

This op-ed originally appeared in the Memphis-based Commercial Appeal on August 3rd, 2014: I have a confession: Halfway through my second year of teaching, I was questioning whether teaching was really the right career for me. I was putting in countless hours in my Memphis high school, but my progress as an educator felt much [...]

The Difference Between Calculation and Mathematics

This piece originally ran on on July 29, 2014; In mid-July last year, I was ready to try something completely different. I had previously taught Algebra I, but I was moving to a new content; geometry. I’d taught it before under the old Tennessee state standards but had left the course feeling like the kids [...]

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