Education · Teaching

Teaching to the Test…Is it Okay?

Some college students, who are studying teacher strategies and observing in classrooms as they prepare to be teachers, are formulating opinions that the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) is stunting creative teaching.  This opinion needs to be examined and, in some ways, corrected. In 1999, the Pennsylvania Department of Education adopted standards for Reading,… Continue reading Teaching to the Test…Is it Okay?

Education · New Teachers · Teaching

Can New Teachers Connect with Parents?

Dedicated teachers strive to build strong relationships between themselves and the parents of their students.  It is a matter of committing time and efforts to building that rapport and establishing an ongoing communication with parents throughout the school year. According to an article first published on September 21, 2004 by Education Week, “When schools, families,… Continue reading Can New Teachers Connect with Parents?