Monthly archives: April, 2015

How can teaching and learning simultaneously occur with constant testing and assessment?

by Kelly Meehan Pauline Hawkins describes the current state of education perfectly in her resignation letter, “The emphasis on Common Core Standards and high-stakes testing is creating a teach-to-the-test mentality for our teachers and stress and anxiety for our students…That is what school has become: A place where teachers must give students “right answers”, so …

Take Three. A Trio of Teachers on High Stakes Tests and the Classroom.

For this blog post, I asked three teachers/Boston College colleagues to respond to this question posed by Cathy Rubin of the Huffington Post: How do you balance preparation for high stakes assessments with teaching and learning in your classroom? Here are their responses: From Luke Reynolds, a middle school English teacher: Waiting for Knowledge…or Pursuing …