Words that strike fear into many teachers:
It doesn't matter how many students you have, what matters is your quality teaching.
So you will have 24 (give or take a few) first graders this year.
And your evaluation will be impacted by their scores on standardized tests.
But how? And with what? And who will support me when I have questions? And how am I going to organize it?
Lucky for me it is time to rack up some college hours so that I can renew my teaching license, and I found a class that is answering some of those questions.
Yesterday and today we poured over the research. We were taught using good teaching practices (do as I do--YES!). And I came home with some great ideas (and books to read).
Next weekend we will dive into 6 instructional tools that will magically transform me into a Quality Teacher who is Very Prepared.