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Cultural Connections in the Classroom

Cultural Connections in the Classroom

New Culture, New Connections In 1993 I accepted my first teaching assignment – secondary math and science in Koyuk, Alaska.  Koyuk is a remote Inupiat Eskimo village of about 350 people, located on the Iditarod Trail, about 130 miles due east of Nome and about the...
What do we do with our exceptional students when our doors are closed?

What do we do with our exceptional students when our doors are closed?

It has been a little more than a week since the trend for mass closing of onsite instruction in the Pk-12 and Higher-Ed environments became a norm. A recent article discusses the need to address serving for our special populations. Please keep in mind it is not only...
The real conversation around “hold harmless” when it comes to teacher evaluation

The real conversation around “hold harmless” when it comes to teacher evaluation

The Governor of Indiana has on his desk legislation that allows teachers and schools to be shielded from penalties from last year’s poor statewide standardized test scores. “Hold harmless” legislation (SB 2) was sent to the governor’s desk Monday. It is...
Professional Development for Teachers – 5 Common Mistakes

Professional Development for Teachers – 5 Common Mistakes

As teacher evaluation software providers, it pains us to hear from teachers and administrators who are unsatisfied with how professional development (PD) is occurring in their school or district. Evaluations are less effective if they aren’t tied to concrete,...