A Texas School District Rethinks Grading Policy

A Texas School District Rethinks Grading Policy A Texas school district is considering a new policy in which there are no late grades and giving opportunity for students to turn in assignments at any point in time.  Some believe that this will lead to a truer account of academic achievement; others worry that this will […]

What Do Teachers Think About On Testing Days?

Another year, another round of standardized testing. Over the past two days students trotted into brick gilded buildings across the state and broke the seals on booklets of testing material to determine their level of academic achievement. I do not take these days lightly, but I also do not add to the burden of their […]

Falsehoods and Fabulous Trends

In the most recent unit on persuasive writing, my class has had to explore various terminology related to persuasion.  Such terms as proposition, evidence, evaluation, testimonials, and bandwagon appeal have been discussed.  It is one of my favorite units, because I get to teach not only writing techniques that help my students create plausible arguments […]