Heavy rain, flooding, no AC in my trailer, and an early dismissal for bad weather. Crazy day! But at least we were able to get our bird nests finished today! 🐥We painted half of a small paper plate with feathers. 🐥We went outside and collected twigs, grass, string, etc. to build our nest. 🐥We made our bird from circles and a triangle. 🐥Googly eyes and feathers just for fun! #earlydismissalonaFriday 😍 #iteachprek #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachpreschool
Every state has some provision for opting out, whether it’s refusal, opt out, or even religious exemptions. I’ve been opting my kids out for 8 years and would do it all over again! We are starting to see some results here in Virginia, so it’s working! #teachingispolitical #optout
. ➡️Scores are so important that our curriculum has been narrowed to focus solely on tested information and classrooms have become increasingly test driven. . ➡️Hours and hours of instruction have been replaced with test prep, practice testing, benchmarks, and test remediation. . ➡️Teachers are heavily burdened with micromanaged lesson plans, data collection, data meetings, and the intense pressure of student pass rates for the teacher evaluation process. . ➡️Millions of dollars are stripped from our education budget every year to fund the test, testing prep materials, remediation materials, and the significant technology requirements. . ➡️The test itself is also problematic. The test is not only based on standards that are developmentally inappropriate, the questions are presented in developmentally inappropriate formats. . ➡️The test is inappropriate for many special education students and English Language Learners. . ➡️The test is culturally, racially, and socioeconomically biased, using the myth of the 'achievement gap' to further separate schools and students, raising considerable questions of equity. #teachingispolitical #optout #teachersfollowteachers
This is an issue I struggle with at my school and now I understand my son’s school may be doing this, too. I’m wondering how widespread this is and what the thinking is behind it. Feel free to click on my story to cast your vote and share your thoughts here. 💭My thoughts:💭 The end of the year celebration should be for every kid. Period. 👉🏼I don’t care if they failed everything. 👉🏼I don’t care if they didn’t use a single test strategy and finished the test in 7 minutes. 👉🏼I don’t care if they are a complete asshole behavior problem. 👉🏼I don’t care if they missed 87 days. 👉🏼I don’t care if they didn’t try hard even once. Whatever. It’s all over. Everyone survived. Party on. If kids can, they will.
Don’t kid yourselves into thinking testing is about assessment. Standardized testing is all about the 💵💵💵. #OPTOUT
Fifth grade students at my son’s school are painting a mural in the garden! @henricocountyschools
More TPT pics! It was so nice to meet folks in real life! #teacherspayteachers #tpt #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteach
So worth the trip up 95 for the mini meet up!