Tag: Testing

Mitigating the pressures we put on students

Another Blogapalooz night. We get an hour to respond to this prompt: write about a time you told a lie. I don’t know if this is technically a lie. I love telling stories. I also love breaking rules that don’t make any sense. I broke some rules in my role as a gifted resource teacher.... Read more »

When schooling works, “there’s no place like school!”

Pretend I’m Dorothy.  I’m wearing my red shoes and I’ve closed my eyes and tapped my heels together three times and said, “There’s no place like school.”  But something’s awry.  I’m Stern; it’s 2013 and many of our schools are not where we hoped they would be. So, this year, I’m wishing all students academic... Read more »

Apocalist Now—Gifted Revival List

Well, it’s not the end of the Earth, as we know it. In fact, things are very calm in Chicago! Now that we can look forward to the approaching New Year, it’s time to buckle down and think about some key issues that would strengthen gifted and talented education: 1. Resilience: how can we teach... Read more »