Watch this video! Young people who consistently participate in comprehensive, sequential, and rigorous arts programs are: - 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement - 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools - 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair - 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance - 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem. www.artsusa.org

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Wear this on test day!!

10 Signs of a Failing School District Without Looking at Test Scores. http://dianeravitch.net/2015/07/12/10-signs-of-a-failing-school-district-without-looking-at-test-scores/

My Favorite FREE 1st grade math centers!

The time will pass anyway.

DonorsChoose is a great site for classroom funding

it IS about the testing ! great blog, great read!!

Good mix of things we should be doing. Maybe just focus on a few at a time, though :)

The 23-page Problem Solving Assessment Pack includes two tests, a pretest and a posttest, designed to help you assess your students' math problem-solving abilities. The pretest data will enable you to determine where to begin with your problem-solving instruction; the posttest data will help you track their progress later.

8 Apps That'll Make High School A Little Easier - check out 30/30 time management app! I am so putting this on Tripp's iPhone.

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How did I miss this day in math class?

Use an app like Noise Down , which will automatically sound an alarm when the decibel level gets too high. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

These are great guided math center games that you can do in small group or several groupings - using decks of cards. ...

David Learns the School Rules Craftivity and Writing - FREEBIE!

Back to School First Grade Assessments

2014 SAT Score Trend Remains Flat; Test-Fixated School Policies Have Not Improved College Readiness. http://fairtest.org/2014-sat-score-trend-remains-flat-testfixated-scho

Inside Out Lesson Plans, School Counseling

First day activity?

3D shapes sorting and graph