Ms. Katie's Ramblings
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Say "Sayonara" to the Japanese Language Program at Langston Hughes Elementary
Banner at the entrance to our school reads: "Welcome to Langston Hughes Elementary" Fo...
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Teachers: How We Treat Each Other Matters
Teachers are under attack. We know how our profession is being dismantled, our job protections are being systematically removed, and our wo...
Saturday, February 28, 2015
How &*%$ed Up is PARCC!?!
The Chicago Public Schools testing window for the first round of PARCC testing is set to begin in just over one week, from March 9th-April 2...
Saturday, February 21, 2015
How the Sorting Game Hurts
Chicago has a long, racist history of sorting kids by race and class, thanks largely to highly-segre...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I Don't Know How to Teach Under EdReform
It's formal observation time at my elementary school. In the Chicago Public Schools, we have a new evaluation system that mandates a l...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Forget Winter, PARCC Is Coming...
My school is drowning under the ridiculous Common Core Standards. Everything I know to do to inspir...
Saturday, October 18, 2014
How Testing is Destroying My School
Testing is out of control in our schools. I knew this before I stepped back into a public school classroom this past September after teach...
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