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July 16, 2018

Editor's note: This is part three in a multi-part series.  Please see part one here and part two here.  Courtney is a teacher at Narragansett Elementary School in Gorham, Maine.

Like many districts that have adopted national standards, the performance indicators (PIs) we use in the Gorham School district require students to deepen their understandin...

January 8, 2018

Editor's note: This is part two in a multi-part series.

In my first post, I introduced ideas I’ve been turning over in my head lately, many of which were prompted by a class I took over the summer. One of our class assignments asked us to examine education policy to see how it fits with our own personal philosophies, or if it fits at all.

My personal code of e...

November 6, 2017

Editor's note: This is part one in a multi-part series.

This past summer, I took a course that challenged me to examine my personal teaching philosophies and how they fit into the proficiency based practices proposed by the Maine Department of Education’s Strategic Plan and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With respect to state and federal expectations,...

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