Google Tools for Students

These are great tools you can use on Chromebook, pads and phones for all students especially those with special needs...> https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html?m=1

Teacher Self-Assessment

(Survey from Teacher Ready in Florida) Directions:  Complete the Effective Teacher GPA, by assigning yourself a grade for each item below. If you’re a teacher, complete using your classroom experience; if you’re a pre-service teacher, then complete as you anticipate your actions in the classroom. Then, complete the self-reflection at the bottom of the page. ... Continue Reading →

How to Unpack a Standard

Any standard, including Common Core tells the teacher what to teach, it does not tell us how to teach. Thus, any good teacher can work it for the student’s success! What the standards do is show the expectations of what needs to be learned at what level and grade. They are the ends, not the... Continue Reading →

Unpacking Learning Standards

In my teaching journey the standards have drastically changed more than three times, the latest is Common Core. Now, I fought, complained, fussed, kicked dirt and so forth each time. Because, each time our education system and rating has gotten worse. California was number one thirty years ago when I was in my first credential... Continue Reading →

Engaging Student Ownership

Engaging Student Ownership A quality teacher with the command of their classroom with the engagement of the students' learning through caring, effective learning goals, feedback and assessment will set a positive “ownership” tone. This tone will help facilitate a student to reach beyond their self-placed boundaries to create an “ownership” of their own education. This... Continue Reading →

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