Month: August 2021

Testing: To Infinity and Beyond Reason (Part Two)

Welcome back, gentle readers. In the previous installment of this two-part blog series, I described how the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), with its focus on standardized test results, propelled American education into an era of testing mania. I cited examples of NCLB’s unfortunate consequences, such as a dramatic decrease in classroom instructional …

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Testing: To Infinity and Beyond Reason (Part One)

It’s back to school time and kids everywhere are excited about the prospect of taking lots of tests to measure their “learning loss” during the pandemic and prepare them for state-mandated tests at the end of the school year. In all honesty, testing is not one of the reasons most children want to return to …

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Guest Post: The Final Chapter of One Teaching Story – Now a Sequel!

Many of us consider ourselves to be what Edjacent guest author Kellie Weisenbeck calls her blog – More Than a Teacher. Kellie is a recently retired educator, embarking on a new life as an education consultant. In a recent post on her blog, which details her transition from the classroom to her new career path, …

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Ruminations on Becoming an Unwitting Algebra Teacher: Chapter One

This post is the first in a series by Edjacent Designer Laura Solomon. Laura is embarking on a self-authoring journey as a first-time classroom teacher. Although this is her first time leading a traditional classroom, Laura has extensive experience and training as a “nonteacher teacher” and has a clear sense of identity and purpose. Edjacent …

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