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I agree with many posts that extending the school day and the number of minutes is not necessarily the answer.  The reality is that improving the QUALITY of the school day should be at the ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

 As a former elementary visual arts educator, I have to say, why continue to depreciate the arts to a second class status subject. Fine arts educators and others should be meeting with core ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

Currently, the school district is so focused on "data" in the form of test scores and numbers, it is destroying our ability to create a consistent and high level of instruction.  ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011
 

 It has been proven that students learn better if the curriculum is not centered on teaching to the test. Reading , math, science and social studies,music art, home economics and Physical ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
 

I just want to mention that we will not have a huge amount of extra time, nor will there be additional resources.  As much as I enjoy the ideas for a more well-rounded education, the reality is ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011
 

Students who struggle the most in school are pushed the hardest academically so they can "catch up."  This is like the business who is doing poorly in sales, and the boss says, MORE ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011
 

I do believe that I need more time in the classroom, but that more time for art, music and other arts classes must be mandated and funded by the board.  The studnets should have music and ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011
 

The Dynamic Instructional Design Model would be utlized which encourages the used of technology which focuses on cultural teaching strategies. It utilizes the steps in Bloom's Taxonomy for the ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011
 

Professional Development and Staff Development days should include sessions on topics that relate to resource teachers' curriculum. It mandated for them to attend these workshops in which nothing ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
 

According to kidshealth.org, 1 of every 3 kids is overweight and/or obese. With this in mind, I believe the CPS should focus on a curriculum which includes at least 50 minutes of Physical Education a ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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