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Did you know what you were getting into?

Last week, I was asked a question: “Didn’t you know what you were getting into, when you decided to become a teacher?”. This week, I was told this statement: “You knew what you were getting into when you chose to be … Continue reading

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Retention, Petitions, and House Bills, OH MY!

I am terrified of the retention portion of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA). We need to support HB 2625 (without amendments) to help defeat one-test retention. Recently, I read a post from Claudia Swisher about her love for To Kill a … Continue reading

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Team #oklaed

I have been a member of a team for as long as I can remember. Whether it was a part of a sports team, student council, or a workplace team. I have had the opportunity to be a part of … Continue reading

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Get ready to fight

Oklahoma education stakeholders, the fight has already started. Ms. Swisher and I were definitely on the same page today: read her post. Ms. Swisher, this is phenomenal. Although I don’t know you personally, your commitment to the “family business” is … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a (testing) problem

Our students are over-tested and over-stressed. Non educators are falling for the pretense that standardized testing is essential in determining the present levels of our students. Sadly, these tests often become political pawns that check-mate public ignorance. These tests usually … Continue reading

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