The problems with IEPs start when parents of these students do not understand what exactly their child is/is not provided with so they can access the curriculum the same as their age/grade level peers. But who can blame them?? It is a pretty daunting task to read all of the laws, rules and regulations.
Today I almost choked a lady in front of me in the grocery store! She was talking to the cashier about “Teachers being so lucky and OVERPAID because they have 4 whole months off in the Summer?!?!?!” I wanted to show her my paycheck, our school district calendar (we are ONLY off 6 weeks in […]
Friday, February 27, 2015 5pm It is 5:00pm on the Friday before high stakes testing begins at my high priority, low performing school. Like the rest of my co teachers, I grabbed my things and ran from the stress as soon as I could see the tail lights of the last bus leave the parking […]
My thoughts on Arne & Eric’s meeting in Virginia today.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Motivation. How do you motivate your students every day? Daniel Pink says that people must have authority, autonomy, and purpose for optimum motivation. Carol Dweck’s studies state students must have a growth mindset, rather than fixed.