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Welcome! Here we share our thoughts on continuing education and professional development for education professionals.

Why Does the US Use Standardized Testing?

Standardized testing has fueled a national debate in the last few decades. Some argue that standardized tests narrow the curriculum and encourage teacher-centered instruction. Many parents also don’t feel comfortable with the fact that their children are being judged on the basis of tests that puts too much emphasis on test scores, and too little on personal background, innovation, and critical thinking. In this post, we will answer the question, “Why does the United States use standardized testing?”

How to Analyze Your Personnel Budget to Maximize Return on Investment

Most school districts spend between 80%-90% of their general fund budget on personnel costs. One would be hard pressed to find a way to solve their financial challenges by simply making changes to the other 10-20% of their budget.
How might we go about analyzing our personnel budget to ensure we are getting the best return on investment? We can start by looking at these number of areas.

5 Practical Tips for Effective Co-teaching

Are you wondering how to implement a co-teaching model and make it successful for teachers and students at your school? Co-teaching can be a rewarding experience when planning and communication are in place from the beginning. Here are five practical tips you can use to get started.

7 Ways Teachers Can Rejuvenate Over the Spring Break

eaching is a rewarding yet very challenging job. It takes a significant chunk of your time and heart. And sometimes, you get the feeling that you don’t have much “you” time anymore. Everybody needs happiness, rest, and relaxation. Even teachers need a break, right? There are different areas of self-care – sensory, pleasure, physical, mental, spiritual, and social. In this post, we will enumerate seven ways to rejuvenate over spring break.

10 Top Books to Read Over Spring Break

Spring break is approaching. Whereas before you did not have enough time to read, now, you have enough to go through some great finds. If you’re a book person, there are plenty of interesting reads to help you unwind and gain new perspectives. As an educator, among those you should include in your list are young adult books and children’s books. Here, we will enumerate the 10 top books to read over spring break.