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Test Stress

March 13, 2013
Test Stress

While out with my young son yesterday, I met two mothers, both of whom are in the education field. We were talking about the stresses of being a teacher, and the stress being placed upon children as standards rise and the emphasis on state tests (not to mention district tests and various assessments for...
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The Five-by-Five Approach to Differentiation Success

January 21, 2012

By Katie Hull-Sypnieski and Larry Ferlazzo - from Education Week Two 9th grade boys kept falling asleep while reading. "If you're sleepy," we told them, "you could ask for a hall pass to get a quick drink of water, stand in the back of the room and read, or sit on the desk behind...
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44 schools in need of improvement in Buffalo-Niagara

November 16, 2011

By Mary B. Pasciak NEWS STAFF REPORTER Published:November 10, 2011, 9:49 PM Sixteen Buffalo schools, five charter schools and 14 suburban schools in Erie County have made the state's most recent list of schools in need of improvement, Albany officials announced Thursday. Four Niagara Falls schools and five suburban Niagara County schools also got...
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NYS identifies 1,325 students in need of improvement

November 16, 2011

Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — An unprecedented number of public schools in New York are now considered in need of improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind program in the latest warning about the state's education system, state officials said Thursday. In all, 1,325 of the state's 4,685 public schools are on the...
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NYS National Report Card – NAEP scores

November 6, 2011

Check out the NYS National Report Card based on the grade 4 and 8 results of the NAEP test for math and reading, which is offered every 2 years. NYS National Report Card Our scores have dipped slightly. Take a minute and compare scores with other states. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend...
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Netiquette – Teaching safe and appropriate online etiquette

October 16, 2011

The internet has become, for most of us, the proverbial mecca in our lives. We use it to pay bills, buy and sell goods, garner research, entertainment, social networking, education.  It has infiltrated every aspect of our life.  We are never without  it -- it's in our restaurants, schools, free WiFi in our parks,...
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Obtaining NYS Cerification via Interstate Reciprocity

September 28, 2011

Do you hold a teaching certification in another state and wish to teach in NYS?  Most schools and districts require NYS certification.  You can apply for a NYS certification via the Pathway for Interstate Reciprocity. Requirements (I am using certification in Early Childhood Education and Biology as my example): Education - Bachelors Degree Valid...
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Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

September 20, 2011
Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

There's not a day that goes by that I don't wish I would have done something differently, asked more probing questions of my students, delivered a lesson with more flare. It is our willingness to admit our shortcomings and our drive to continue to learn and grow that makes us successful educators. Twenty of...
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How Self Esteem Can Be More Powerful Than Bullies

September 18, 2011

Dr. Bill Page would rather teach than do just about anything else any day of the week. “During my career I was an educator and administrator in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college, for 33 years,” Page said. “During that time I enjoyed serving as a Boy and Cub Scout master,...
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