Fighting for the dream, continued

This was my very first blog post, written in 2011, in response to my growing frustrations and fears over NCLB.  I had met and spoken with Stephen Krashen, who encouraged me to start blogging, to get my voice of experience out there for others to hear.  Although our ongoing battles in education may not compare to the historic (and ongoing) struggles for civil rights, we … Continue reading Fighting for the dream, continued

They’re kids, not Olympians

We work hard all year, writing and reading and analyzing and discussing and reading and writing some more.  And then, all of our hard work and learning are evaluated and assessed in two days of state exams.  Multiple-choice exams, mind you, no writing necessary. So we also work hard to create a testing environment that supports our students.  We keep our daily routine the same. … Continue reading They’re kids, not Olympians