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As an educator, moving from Arizona to Wyoming four years ago was a big change. One difference I discovered right away is that my Wyoming district was much more traditional in their approach to education. While this approach works for the majority of students in...

Every spring for fourteen years, I have spent time explaining to students that they will be taking the state test. Thanks to online testing, I no longer have to worry about students accidentally ripping pages out of their test booklets as they use their pencils...

This piece was originally posted on the PIE Network.  Historically, Teacher Appreciation Week has included cute coffee mugs stuffed with candy and treats for beloved teachers. Apple themed gift baskets, Starbucks cards, and hand made gifts from students and parents abound. I’m sure in many classrooms...

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...