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Secretary Betsy DeVos Releases Statement on ‘Inexcusable’ NAEP Results

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2018 Civics, Geography, and U.S. History Assessments for 8th Graders: "America's antiquated approach to education is creating a generation of future leaders who will not have a foundational understanding of what makes this country exceptional. We cannot [...]

By |2020-04-23T13:31:51-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Featured|1 Comment

Jake Miller Interviews (A Different) Jake Miller Re: Online Learning

I'm here today with Jake Miller, host of the fantastic Educational Duct Tape podcast, to the man with the same name AND profession as me on ways to guide us on keeping kids first and using technology in our new, COVID-19-pushed learning environment, not to mention ways to apply this learning regardless.   @MrJakeMiller (Me): [...]

The Instructional Programs and Curriculum are Fatally Flawed

By Guest Writer: Jill Jackson Imagine this: You are a teacher who shows up to professional development at the beginning of the school year and are told that the district has chosen the new English Language Arts/Math/Science/Art/P.E. program after a year-long pilot.  (I use the word “pilot” very loosely because typically the curriculum pilots have [...]

Best Websites for K-5 Math Virtual Education 

With the current state of affairs, learning has been moved online. Teachers and parents are having to homeschool and supplement their children’s instruction. Let’s not forget the importance of math in the process! Here some of the best websites from my experience for math instruction:  Khan Academy: This is an exceptional site for learning various [...]

Opinion: The Signs That All Hell Has Broken Loose in Education

  Guest Writer: Jill Jackson One of the things I have noticed as I’ve worked with teachers is the chaos. The chaos of professional development (either too much training with no time to actually try anything or so little training teachers are searching social media in desperation to write their own curriculum each night).   The [...]

By |2020-03-20T02:05:10-04:00March 20th, 2020|Featured, From the Front Lines, Opinion|0 Comments