Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!

Yes, you can hear the whine at the end of that statement--it's accurate. I can make plans and tell myself all I want, but there's something about winter that doesn't make me want water. And then I stop drinking it entirely. Maybe it's because it's cold outside and I should want something warm, or I … Continue reading Getting that water in this year…but it’s wintertime!

Let’s do the Time Warp (but actually LEARN something this time)

I spent hours and days making my Plan of Attack to clean and throw crap away that I don't need. Now that dad's home, that's slowed to a trickle because I want him to get his rest. But my office--I think I'll have to re-read Dante's Inferno to figure out what level of Hell it … Continue reading Let’s do the Time Warp (but actually LEARN something this time)

#028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?

Let's face it--if you've ever talked with a teacher, parent, student (or better yet, pretty much anybody with a shred of connection to education and isn't paid by the textbook companies), the issue of "standardized testing" comes up eventually...and never with a true smile. I became a certified teacher in 2008. When training in college, … Continue reading #028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?