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Financial Literacy Month Teacher Resources!
posted by: Ruthie | April 03, 2014, 08:24 am   

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?  That makes this month the perfect time to incorporate lessons about finances and budgets into your class. Here are some resources to help!

Common Core Testing Update: Field Testing About to Start
posted by: Ruthie | March 21, 2014, 11:26 am   

The Common Core tests aren’t in their final form yet, but next week students across the country will still sit down in front of computers to take them.  This is happening as part of the nationwide field testing between PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

You’ve Heard of a Flipped Classroom, but What About Flipped PD?
posted by: Ruthie | March 19, 2014, 01:59 pm   

By this point, anyone paying attention to trends in education is familiar with the concept of a flipped classroom.  In this model, the teacher assigns the lectures as "homework” in video form and then works with the students by going through what usually would have been assigned for homework in class.  The model has a lot of advantages.  It allows students to work at their own pace, and for the teacher to give extra help where it’s needed.

The Best of Teaching Channel
posted by: Ruthie | March 14, 2014, 03:55 pm   

Teaching Channel is one of those resources that has sprung up over the past few years and has really begun to shine.  It’s a unique case where teachers can find practical lesson plans, classroom management tools, and pedagogical tips from other teachers in a professional and easy to navigate way.  I’ve yet to be disappointed in anything that Teaching Channel puts out, but with so many high quality videos a teacher with limited time may not know where to start.  Here’s a few of my suggestions:

​New Changes for SAT Scoring, Questions, and More
posted by: Ruthie | March 07, 2014, 02:48 pm   

Yesterday, the College Board announced several new changes to the SAT. These changes include returning to a 1,600 scale, removing the penalty for wrong answers, making the essay optional, exchanging pretentious vocabulary words and math problems for more practical and useful questions, and aligning the test with the Common Core Standards.

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