Maybe Someone Will Listen to the Rocket Scientist (Nah.)

One of my standard lines when the kids are being particularly thick-headed about something that we’ve already covered about fitty times is, “It ain’t rocket science people.” Turns out it is. At least for me. Check this headline: Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder. And the best part is that it’s written by an actual […]

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Guest Artist: Marion Brady is Back With Talking Points

Because of the new Common Core Standards, the whole state testing “thing” (at least here in California).  is going to change in 2014. Math teachers are flipping because it looks like it’s going to be all about the word problem. (Me: Yay! Finally!) We LA teachers know that no matter what, we’re looking at something […]

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Only 35% New Shtuff (But it’s Gold.)

…I’ve been a little laggy about posting (again) because I’ve been revamping my school’s website. Check it out: http://lams.slcusd.org. …While I was checking out the sites for other schools in the district, I happened across a feature that Charlie Perryess, one of the English teachers at our sister middle school (about 1/2 of our 730-something […]

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Guest Speaker: False Assumptions

Previously I have posted about the Middle-L e-mail listserv. I am again recommending it, especially for newer teachers, and those interested in education policy and the “big picture.” As I said before, sometimes you’ll go days without seeing anything new, but all you have to do is introduce yourself, and ask questions, and you’ll get […]

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