Why Change?

This is a question we could ask ourselves almost daily, on any given topic. But before we consider the reasons, let’s take it back to the beginning. When you bring home your newborn infant, do you expect that precious bundle to remain the same for all time? Would that even be a consideration? Of course … Continue reading Why Change?

Statement on TN Ready Assessment Results

We view assessment of students much like a school picture. It may not be an accurate depiction, but it is what the student looks like on that day. Our position at Professional Educators of Tennessee has always been that the fewer tests administered to students would equal less disruptions for students and teachers. We have … Continue reading Statement on TN Ready Assessment Results

Personalized Learning: You’re Still the Teacher!

Of all the current buzzwords in education, the one I am hearing the most now is “personalized learning.” It’s one I can get on board with because I was doing it before it became a thing. As a kindergarten teacher, I have been running four or five reading groups on four or five different levels … Continue reading Personalized Learning: You’re Still the Teacher!

Father’s Day

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Here are a few pictures of our staff with their fathers. Happy … Continue reading Father’s Day

The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally

Jordan Catapano, a high school English teacher, writes in Teacher Hub that “there is a connection between the way one looks and the way one thinks and acts.”   According to a study published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, the type of clothing and teacher fashion one wears “Influences cognition broadly, impacting the processing style that … Continue reading The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally