Great Teacher Comment

A great comment by this retired educator. This comment was posted beneath this article: http://blamecommoncore.com/two-thirds-americans-support-uniform-education-standards by Dr. John M. Swann “As a retired educator (District Mathematics Coordinator, High School Principal, Assistant Principal, High School Math Instructor and College Professor with a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement, an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and both M.A. … Continue reading Great Teacher Comment

Common Core Kills Love of Reading: Anonymous UT Student Teacher’s Story

From: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/common-core-kills-love-of-reading-anonymous-ut-student-teachers-story/ by an anonymous Utah student teacher ———————————— Last semester I worked in a first grade classroom as part of a class I was I was taking at Utah Valley University.  The teacher said she could do more teaching if she didn’t have to do so much Common Core testing, so she had me … Continue reading Common Core Kills Love of Reading: Anonymous UT Student Teacher’s Story

Who teaches the teachers? Social In-Justice at BYU

Warning for all you non-religious types… I’m about to exercise my first amendment right and share my secular and religious thoughts based on my personal beliefs as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and quote a couple scriptures and LDS church authorities below in support of my beliefs. Naturally all … Continue reading Who teaches the teachers? Social In-Justice at BYU

Common Core Teacher Indoctrination

Guest post by Randall Lund, PhD —————————————- There is so much focus on the Common Core standards and the testing enforcement through SAGE testing that people may not realize that Common Core is also linked to standards for preservice teaching training and standards for the evaluation of inservice teachers. In other words, the Common Core … Continue reading Common Core Teacher Indoctrination

Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s letter to teachers

A few days ago, UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh sent this letter to UEA teachers all over Utah encouraging them to immediately write legislators and the governor that a “small, vocal minority” (isn’t it always???) is trying to abandon Utah’s core standards.  No, actually we’re trying to run away from Common Core. I love how she … Continue reading Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s letter to teachers

A Teacher’s Impact – Too Far Reaching to Leave to Fate

Teachers, you know what you hold in your hands when children enter your classroom. You become their heroes, mentors, friends, and one of the greatest influences of their lives. Your influence spans generations. The positive things you do stick with students forever. Unfortunately, the negative things do as well. Your influence is so strong, it … Continue reading A Teacher’s Impact – Too Far Reaching to Leave to Fate