high standards Tag

I started teaching English 2 while I was a student teacher and have continued all five years of my career. It’s my favorite course to teach – in part because I have the opportunity to expose my students to challenging texts both about current events...

Now, more than ever, teachers have the flexibility to let their creativity shine in their classroom. And some are even taking it a step further by using their voice to inspire change throughout their community, district, and even state. Below are three pieces that highlight the power...

My husband and I recently bought our first home. You always hear about the challenges of home ownership, but you don’t quite understand them until you actually own your own home. The electricity went out in our neighborhood in our first week, blowing a fuse...

I'm sure you know all too well, the excitement that comes with the first day of school. All of our summer planning and prepartion can finally be put to good use. The first day sets the tone for the rest of the year, and it's important that we...

As we all know, August brings high temperatures along with the opportunity to prepare for a classroom structured around high standards. Take a look at the four pieces below, which just might spark some creativity in your lesson plans and make this year the best yet! MY...

Educators often find themselves in various roles – mentor, coach, and now, more than ever, advocate. Whether we’re advocating for high academic standards, high-quality assessments in our classrooms, or for an opportunity to share our expertise with policymakers, the work that we do as advocates is...