Reason #1,145 Why Teachers Need to Require Students to Follow Directions

I can remember a conversation with a parent about a student losing points for not following directions. Her argument was that he worked really hard. My stance was that none of that mattered if he could not follow the directions. Fast forward 4 years and I stumble across an article about the New Jersey Institute … Continue reading Reason #1,145 Why Teachers Need to Require Students to Follow Directions

Welcome to The Master Classroom!

Today’s teachers are facing an uphill battle. With students coming in less and less prepared, climbing expectations of teachers have reached, what can feel like, an impossible level. Limited resources and ineffective professional development only further compound teacher frustration, resulting in rapid burn-out and high teacher turnover. As a former 10th grade ELA teacher, I … Continue reading Welcome to The Master Classroom!