“A-hunting We Will Go”

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, do you remember learning the old English children’s rhyme “A Hunting We Will Go?” It was a fun song to sing along to. Maybe you taught your children this song. I had forgotten the song until I saw an early January press release by the Committee on Education and Labor Republicans. (*Note: The U.S. House Committee … Continue reading “A-hunting We Will Go”

Assessment Quest, Parts 1 and 2

Wait until you see the in-depth trail this quest led me on!

Weekend News: Training for Assessments, Pearson Style

Yes, anti CCSS Warriors, we know how toxic the CCSS aligned assessments are. We also know how life altering those CTE/CCR assessments are when it comes to laying out a career track our students our students are locked into. We also know how much Pearson Publishing is making off these assessments, which by the way … Continue reading Weekend News: Training for Assessments, Pearson Style

Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Going through my email a couple of days ago, I opened this ‘lovely gem’. It’s all about how I can learn to purposefully embed formative assessments in my classroom.  While many anti CCSS warriors AND pro CCSS supporters have tackled formative assessments, we still are seeing new resources everyday geared to help us shine in … Continue reading Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments

A few months ago I was chatting via Facebook with a parent of 2 children enrolled in a particular faith-based school. She had contacted me to find out how to discover where the Common Core Standard ties were hiding. What tipped her off? Homework! “Sara’s” Story: To protect my long-distance, anti Common Core mom, I’ll … Continue reading Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments