The countdown has begun. I am not talking about the kids counting down until summer, I am talking about the teachers counting down until summer. I do want to give a shout out to all of those teachers who work day after day preparing lessons so that our students can learn and master an array of standards. Being Teacher Appreciation Week, we as teachers have one of the hardest jobs here in America. We are constantly bombarded with initiatives from our admin, facing student behavioral issues, students that are low performing, and dealing with overbearing parents. I want to thank ALL teachers for their dedicated service day after day, year after year.

As the year is winding down what are you doing over the summer? Are you sitting back on the beach for the next 9 weeks? Are you busy teaching summer school? Taking graduate classes or other professional development opportunities? Maybe you are going through and tweaking your curriculum in order to meet the needs of your students. You might even be reading books while sipping your favorite beverages.

Join us next week as we discuss some of the favorite books and authors for standards based grading, assessments, and rubrics.