Lesson Plan: Doodle Houses for Testing Week

Above is my exemplar inspired by Jeanette Carlstrom's "House in the Hills"Standardized Testing week begins for my school next week and lasts for five days. I'm already feeling bad for the students who will spend at least 1/2 the school day bent over a test. I know when they come to Art they will be… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Doodle Houses for Testing Week

Let’s Get Testing!

Not my best angle, but you know, who is Keith Loutit?Okay. You're back at school and now that the holidays are officially over, your administration is gearing up for that official, how-much-funding-will-we-retain, AYP, testing!We could all have an in-depth discussion about how we feel about testing, the merits, the drawbacks, the impacts, and the results.… Continue reading Let’s Get Testing!

Education Cuts

Education cuts make all educators angry. It is something we all indulge in lamenting. But, how often do we join up and force the politicians to hear us? I think that in the face of such a big machine, we often feel hopeless and very small.Georgia, my state of residence, received some of the Obama… Continue reading Education Cuts