Social Justice

Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social justice promotes fairness and equity across many aspects of society. For example, it promotes equal economic, educational and workplace opportunities. It’s also important to the safety and security of individuals and communities.

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Classroom Celebrations

Classroom Celebrations should ‘follow the child.’

In the classroom, this means allowing children to experience and engage in activities independently. The inverse is also true: It means resisting the urge to lead the child but instead to create an environment encouraging self-direction.

Therefore, classroom celebrations should not be a directive from above. Instead they should develop organically inside the classroom.

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Thank you

Thank you for a great second year! I began sharing a blog with my classroom families about 8 years ago. I went back and looked, the first blog was posted January 9, 2013. It was about a Research Project on Earth’s Aquatic Ecosystems. This past August, I was asked to find a new format for my classroom blog posts. This is when I started in earnest to write weekly blog posts on the grumbleservices.com website. 

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Students with ADHD

ADHD is one of the first things suspected when a child’s behavior becomes problematic. But these behaviors can also be a result of other factors.

This is why it’s important to understand what ADHD truly looks like in the classroom. Observing children carefully is especially important when trying to find an accurate diagnosis for struggling students.

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Too Much Testing

Too much testing? Standardized testing plays a momentous role in our Nation’s education. The goal is to provide a measure to evaluate student performance across state, national and even global standards.

However, does our far-reaching focus on standardized test scores actually meet this lofty educational goal? This modern educational practice has ignited a national debate about the effectiveness of testing and how well they truly measure student achievement.