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A Teacher’s Influence

So far, my summer has been filled with applying for teaching jobs all over the greater Los Angeles area. While this process has been difficult and incredibly time consuming, it has forced me to take time to reflect on the type of teacher that I want to be...

Developing Classroom Strategies

I’ve never taught in a classroom before. I’ve given presentations at middle schools and high schools in previous jobs, but I’ve never actually taught a lesson plan...

Frequent Low- and No- Stakes Tests Improve Learning and Retention

When a student studies and then attempts to retrieve information on infrequent high-stakes tests, it is assumed that learning takes place during the studying and that assessment takes place during the testing...

Falling in Love with the Process not the Outcome

“Fall in love with the process not the outcome”

The above Ise Lyfe quote embodies my thoughts regarding guided practice, otherwise known as student teaching...

Welcome to New Blogger Liz Kraus

I’ve decided to blog about the most recent education issues, achievements and happenings – namely in public education. It’s funny, before you begin studying to be a teacher you hear about the obstacles public school teachers and students are facing...

Teaching in a Small Southern Town | Bruce Abney | November 2010

My name is Bruce Abney, and this is my first blog post. I am from the Deep South also known as the land of NASCAR and fried everything. My observations are centered around a small town in Southern Mississippi, and I live in Southeastern Louisiana...