Sunday, September 3, 2017

Educational Links 9/4/17

4 Strategies to Model Literary AnalysisCCSS, 

Use This Practical Tool to Organize & Align Lessons to CCSS Skills

Sorry, Steve: In Edtech, Consumers Do Know What They Want

Five Key Ingredients for a Well-Managed Classroom

What Is Autism?

The Teaching Profession: What to Tell a Struggling New Educator

Teacher Evaluation, The First Step To Professional Development

It is unreasonable for teachers to be evaluated simply based on how well the students perform on standardized tests. Students come from different backgrounds, and it’s not reasonable to assume that the teacher in an affluent neighborhood should produce students who score identically to students who attend school in an impoverished neighborhood. The goal of an evaluation process should be to assist teachers such that they receive more support and use it to develop action plans to improve.


  1. Scores can indicate improvement (or not be designed to register the improvement) but with challenged demographics, there is room for so many other measures of improvement.