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My recently retired in-laws finally, after 5 years of searching, found a plot of land they want to build on and they’re starting the process of building a house. While the blueprint outlines the size, shape and design of the house, there will be so many...

After Mississippi adopted and implemented the MS College and Career Readiness Standards, there was a huge shift in mindset about text. The standards emphasized that all students deserve to read and be challenged by rich, complex text.  As a second-grade teacher, I have always known...

It’s a common fact that with higher standards, students are required to use critical reading and comprehension strategies in their ELA classrooms. It’s equally important that students use these strategies across content areas, and that teachers reinforce them during instruction. More challenging reading standards are...

I love teaching 5th grade, especially in the fall.  I enjoy watching my students settle into our school year, relaxing into the rhythm of our daily work of reading and writing together.  In our 5th grade state standards, there is a delicate dance between “learning...

As a middle school math teacher for more than 20 years, I am passionate about my work. One of my first leadership experiences was serving as a teacher researcher on a project focused on assessment through Michigan State University, which sparked my interest in assessment. As our...