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How to Plan Your School Days

You’ve discovered that life as a teacher means being constantly on the go. As an elementary teacher, I have several subjects to cover and little time in which to plan. Here are tips for planning your school days without giving up time for fun.

1. Locate district resources. The school… Read More

The data backlash

Done right, data collection benefits students more than anyone…. Read More

Nullius in verba

If the state wants to use a high-stakes test, it must be willing to share what it knows about validity of the test with the public…. Read More

Solving the problem of zeros in grading

By Thomas R. Guskey

Much ado has been made in recent years about the problem of zeros in grading.  Some districts have responded by stipulating that the lowest grade teachers can assign students is 50% rather than a zero. Districts that enact such policies have no intention of giving students… Read More

The wretched task of grading

By Timothy Quinn

I spent the past year writing a book about grading, and, so far, the result is that I can barely bring myself to put a grade on a paper or test, let alone a report card. The more I have thought about putting grades on student work,… Read More

Testimonial

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DAINA LIEBERMAN, PDK member and NBCT