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Elementary

I wish I had a time machine. I would go back and change some of my routines I did in my classroom. Without a doubt, I would modify the way I taught and assessed math fluency. I was an advocate of timed tests and rote learning of math facts. I sat in parent conferences and defended my stance on the importance of timed fluency tests. Through professional development and trial and error, I modified…

During the 2016-17 school year, I seriously considered not coming back after winter break. However, I knew they wouldn’t be able to replace me (my school already had unfilled special education positions), so I decided to do whatever I needed to in order to make it through the year. Having come out on the other side…

Another group of my 4th graders from the “good table” started high school this year. I’ve kept in touch with many of them and their parents, so my social media feeds have been filled with the beautiful photos of happy kids off to…