Song of the Day: 50 Ways to Say Goodbye sung by Train
Today is our Friday!! We have staff PSD all day tomorrow. I chose this song since I was sort of saying goodbye to the kids for the week.
AP Stats: Well, I combined two great ideas I gleaned from my awesome colleagues and had a successful student engagement activity. My friend, @druinok, passed on normal distribution relay cards and my new colleague, Kim, mentioned she likes to use sidewalk chalk from time-to-time.
Relay Cards + Sidewalk Chalk = Engaging Review
We had a strange afternoon today. Everyone student took the DE College Readiness test in 6th and 7th hours. Student achievement/growth on this test will make up 25% of our teacher evaluations this year. The percentage used is mandated by the state legislature. The type of student achievement/growth evaluation tool is not mandated. I hope the kids do their very best throughout the year, I know I am doing my very best!
Teacher evaluations are pretty tough thing to think about. I know of many teachers whose “pride still feels the sting” from this process. I’ve been fortunate thus far. Here’s hoping.