I have wondered about this subject myself. Then, I reflect on my own reasons for becoming a teacher and I have never regretted my decision. However, with the continuous pressure to test, build student's test taking skills and rearrange curriculum standards, I better understand the rationale. Hopefully, with articles such as this one and more dialogue among teachers some recourse can be discovered.
While I would never suggest turning all of your classes into one long ‘gamesfest’, I will always argue that a good game can be not only justified, but should be regarded as an important part of your teaching repertoire.
Jenkins White launched a fine arts infusion in its curriculum this year as a strategy to boost acheivement and enhance social learning. The hope is that it can help students meet academic goals outlined in the school's charter by 2016.
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Kim Phillips shares the 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People.
Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines?
Creative people are different because they operate a little differently.
Fourth grade is a huge year for fractions and the kids are lacking the conceptual foundations that the CCSS expect them to have at this stage. Obviously, this is to be expected for the next couple years and we will need to take ...
Bulletin boards in a breezeway at Priceville Elementary, where more than 700 students cross paths on their way to lunch and physical education each day, represent a shift in thinking for Morgan County schools.