The Reading Wars Continue

I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read early and easily. I am also unabashedly an advocate for children with dyslexia, as it has been an issue identified and championed by our members. I am encouraged by … Continue reading The Reading Wars Continue

7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

As educators, we all know how crucial parental engagement is to a student’s success in school. We wish that we could engage all parents with the snap of our fingers. For some parents, teachers don’t even have to do that much. And yet, other parents take far more cajoling. Try some of the hints listed … Continue reading 7 Ways to Foster Parent Engagement

2020-21 EDUCATOR EVALUATION GUIDANCE: GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT SCORES

It is well-known that many regulations of all kinds have been altered and amended in our world this year as a result of the pandemic we have experienced. Educator evaluations in Tennessee are no exception. The following amendment has been added to the evaluation protocol for the school year 2020-21: The new Tennessee law provides … Continue reading 2020-21 EDUCATOR EVALUATION GUIDANCE: GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT SCORES

Famous Quotes of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in the deep south of America and experienced racism from an early age. This had much to do with his being a pivotal figure in the march for Civil Rights in the south and all over the country. America was forever changed because of him and his profound speeches. … Continue reading Famous Quotes of Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Do we need a holiday to be thankful? Probably not. However, this year has been tough for so many people, and circumstances have been tremendously difficult. Even so, we all have much to be thankful for as individuals, as a state, and as a nation. Celebrating Thanksgiving is one manner of telling the world that … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Mental Illness Eludes Most Families

Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know … Continue reading Mental Illness Eludes Most Families