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Revisiting Assessment


I thought I’d come back to a topic I spent a lot of time on in the last month, assessment. First, the new secretary of education was chosen, Education Week: Obama: Duncan ‘Doesn’t Blink’ on Tough Decisions, but I hadn’t commented on it. I thought the “Doesn’t Blink” comment was a bit “tin-eared” after the [...]


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Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.

My goals are:

  1. To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
  2. To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
  3. To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
  4. To network with other like-minded educators.

To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.

I can be contacted here.


The views expressed here are those of the writer and do not those of Sacramento City Unified School District.