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I am a literacy teacher down to the core. I have always loved to read and tell stories. The idea of teaching kids to read first inspired me to become a teacher. I am a bookworm and proud of it! On the other hand, there’s...

Data is such a heavy word in education today.  We are shown charts and graphs and numbers that show how our students are performing.  We track our students’ progress and we track our teaching progress.  Teachers give annual assessments and that show how well their...

  After adopting higher standards in English Language Arts and math, Illinois adopted the Illinois Learning Standards in science. Like their counterparts in math and ELA, these standards also hold students to a higher bar. As a science teacher, I was both excited and nervous about...