Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 2

SUMMARY: Requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. It will prioritize students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects and strengthens laws around a 3rd grade reading gate so we no longer … Continue reading Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 2

Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 1

Summary: Requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. It will prioritize students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects and strengthens laws around a 3rd grade reading gate so we no longer … Continue reading Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 1

Such a Time as This

I should be sleeping, but I am too awake and have too much to say. Like many of you, I spent the day hot-mess home-schooling. Maybe yours was Pinterest-worthy. Mine resembled more of a dumpster-fire. And while I was "teaching" the little people in my home as if I never taught a day in my … Continue reading Such a Time as This

Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students

  Setting and maintaining expectations are key to professional and productive relationships with students.  The expectations must be real and only become vital and meaningful through consequences. These consequences must be proportionate and logical.  For example: A student turns in work that is obviously disorganized and put together at the last minute.  An inappropriate response … Continue reading Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students