Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- December 2015

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 17, 2015
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Promising Practices

Totally Acceptable...
  1. To have a secret calendar under your desk, counting down the days (or even hours) until Winter Break,
  2. To make a point of leaving work before the sun sets to get some last minute Christmas shopping done,
  3. To encourage your students to embrace the holiday spirit by giving more than receiving,
  4. To pay for the person behind you when you make your early morning coffee run,
  5. To mail your alumni and advisory board members holiday cards.

My Corner of the World
Are you feeling a little upside-down right now? Are you counting down the days until Winter Break? For Frances Wecker, agriculture teacher at Emporia High School in Kansas, the last few days before break are a little intense.

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Ag Teacher Hack

"A few years ago I had an administrator who was insistent that all of the teachers kept records in notebooks as that was her preferred method of record keeping.  It's a habit that I embraced and has made things like documenting student discipline, parent contact, test data, etc much easier.  It's also helpful when preparing the professionalism segment of our annual evaluations."
-Codi Dennis, agriculture teacher at Hagerman High School, Hagerman, NM

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Power to the States: Education Law Rewrite Passes Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states - not the U.S. government - authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools. Click here to read more.

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