I have often pondered professions that stem from a passion. I was a high school French teacher because I loved France and all things French, and I was intuitively good at it. I worked hard to be even better.Read More
Author: Sara Carothers
Standardized test taking is a skill and one worth practicing. During the school year, you can practice this skill by using the tests included with your curriculum. If you only use informal assessments in your home school, your student will not be prepared for the biggies like the ACT or SAT.Read More
Yes, I was a classroom teacher. No, I never ever used a pre-fab test. Why not? They weren’t good enough. I found they barely scratched the surface of what we were studying, and they never covered the cool stuff we added on the fly!Read More
Assessments happen. They happen when you ask your children about a book they read. They happen when you build a project together. And they happen when it’s time for a standardized test. Assessments happen any time you are measuring what a student is learning.Read More
The older I get, the less exciting it is to put up the Christmas tree. Until, that is, I start unpacking the ornaments and see all of those memories come flooding back when I see tiny painted handprints, little picture frames with toothless smiling faces, odd creatures with feathers and sequins (reindeer?), and beaded wreaths on pipe cleaners that need a little reshaping each year.Read More
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