MSEDBLOG Book Club: Making the Grades!

The Mississippi Education Blog would like to invite you to participate in a book study of Making the Grades by Todd Farley. On March 12, James Comans presented three reasons to read this book.  He wrote that the book is funny, real, and important. Notably, Comans stated, Farley reveals valuable information as to how the standardized testing […]

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Let’s Tackle Testing: 3 reasons to read Todd Farley’s “Making the Grades”

By James Comans Standardized testing is a huge issue in American education today. Big Testing companies are so heavily involved in influencing policy that sooner or later, Mississippi parents, educators, and lawmakers will have to discuss it. For real. Right now, we’re fighting over funding for our schools, but eventually, we’re going to have to talk […]

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Koonlaba: What do you think about these ways to never praise a student?

I recently read an article titled, 3 Ways You Should Never Praise Students. I can’t remember how I stumbled across this post from 2012. However, since reading it I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the way I use praise in my classroom. In fact, it was so thought-provoking I shared it in my […]

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