We are well over a month into this new school year and hopefully things are starting to run like clockwork. You know much intentional effort is required to get your class running smoothly, but throughout these last few weeks, did you take the time to document?

The new teacher appraisal system, T-TESS, includes four domains: Planning, Instruction, Learning Environment, and Professional Practices and Res...

Some parents may look into early childhood classrooms and assume that the children are just playing. As educators, it is our job to communicate that even though it may just look like play, there is much more taking place. One way to educate parents about this is through direct conversations, but those may not always be possible. Another way to convey what is being learned is through documentation pane...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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