This school year has been flooded with change. Hopefully, the quote “All great changes are preceded by chaos” is applicable to my current school year. The teachers in my district are like buzzing little bees, we are working a little tales of to meet some of the new state requirements in addition to fully implementing the Common Core. As a new teacher, instead of taking the Praxis III, I have a summative assessment that I must work on this year. This includes video-taping myself teaching, creating portfolios based around formative and summative assessments, and the list goes on. In addition to that, our state has adopted a new teacher evaluation system that is pretty intensive. Fortunately, I rocked my first formal observation with a wonderful inferring lesson by Tammy McGregor. Have you read her book Comprehension Connections?
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