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One of the things that breaks my heart about this is that when I started teaching eleven years ago, the focus was on "alternative assessment"--finding ways to test what kids know outside of actual tests. No Child Left Behind swept through and demolished that movement. Children who really needed alternative assessments, the kids who do not test well but take in and synthesize information and turn out products that show they understand, those children were left behind by testing, which is the opposite of what NCLB was supposed to do. They might have excelled in an alternative assessment setting, but were instead made to think they are "stupid" in a system that only knows how to measure surface knowledge.
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Exactly.  It kills me to watch kids I know are amazing thinkers see themselves as failures.
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This is just a quick post to gather a list of some of my favorite blogs.  This is by no means comprehensive, but I tried to choose some blogs that have given me much to ponder, items to use in my classroom, and tend to post regularly. So, in the hopes of bo...
This is just a quick post to gather a list of some of my favorite blogs.  This is by no means comprehensive, but I tried to choose some blogs that have given me much to ponder, items to use in my classroom, and tend to post r...
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With all the quick brown foxes and lazy dogs in the world, you know it had to happen eventually..... 
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+Keith Toda  is a fantastic teacher also exploring the wonderful world of comprehensible language teaching.  I recommend his blog as well as conversations with him both here and on twitter (@silvius_toda) about teaching Latin and language and in general!
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Oh wow, that resulting picture is just gorgeous! What fun! Kudos to you and your students +Keith Toda !
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Out of all of these, I have control over devices in my room (I allow them) and seeking a cusomized professional development experience online (just presented over that yesterday!).  However, I generally agree with this article.  Thoughts?
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Going to  #FLAG2014  tomorrow and will be livetweeting everything I learn :)  Social Media is cool.
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Dear Mr. Bill Gates,
I am sorry that you, like everyone else, had at least some very bad teachers, and I sympathize with the wish to make education better for all. Which is why I became a teacher, so I can affect and improve lives in my corner of the world, and, if I'm lucky, perhaps create changes that can improve things for others too. However, you and other affiliated peoples have made this almost impossible with reforms that stifle creativity and freedom without the input of experienced educators. Please take your bitterness elsewhere, or ask someone who understands children and education about reforms that will do more than line the pockets of textbook companies. Help children instead of test them. Help me make education something my son--who loves learning at home--enjoys instead of abhors. Stop poisoning it, please. I beg. #billgates   #education  
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Untextbooking: What Does the Fox Say?
I've been feeling the need for something bigger lately. Teaching chapter-to-chapter has ceased to be all that fulfilling. I tend to feel like my students are missing out on a bigger picture, and that I am failing to offer them Latin as a complete experien...
I've been feeling the need for something bigger lately. Teaching chapter-to-chapter has ceased to be all that fulfilling. I tend to feel like my students are missing out on a bigger picture, and that I am failing to offer the...
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To revive a long dead post, Laura, I'd love advice on how to attribute one of these images (and from there perhaps I can figure out the rest?  if not, feel free to tell me how you want each attributed).  Here are my two Aesop handouts:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WRSQqyX9D9iPDXSFev9jkK4Q2a_byj9axN4dt3cX1Cw/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1THcCjkezLcZjzkS5UzWBc6Y4-2ybWZFCQWm6cRbNtYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you for your help with this!  The images allow for more conversation about each story and extra practice of the vocabulary.  This unit has taken extra long thanks to the seven snow days we've had in the last few weeks :/
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Great things to consider before the new semester!
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I really enjoy following her blog.  She has good ideas and fresh ones.
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I've been teaching for nine years and can't imagine another pathway for myself.  I am an ardent fan of bettering myself and my classes.  

When I'm not studying Latin, teaching Latin, or thinking about teaching Latin, I am spending time with my husband and 9 year old son, telling them about teaching Latin :)
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