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On Monday my students in the 3 Advanced Placement classes sit for their AP exam. On Thursday the rest of my students (3 more classes) finish the original pass through the course material and they ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 232 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 03:58 AM PDT with 172 Recommends
Congratulations, Oklahoma students! You may be losing the chance to earn college credit in high school. Oklahoma Republican legislators are ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 196 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 09:20 AM PST with 147 Recommends
First, I apologize for not having been around, but Tuesday morning my hard disk entered its death throes. Since it had been replaced once while still under warranty, and the machine was no longer ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 100 comments on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 08:07 PM PDT with 106 Recommends
I teach 3 sections of Advanced Placement US Government and Politics, mainly to 10th graders. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it gives me access to some of the brightest students ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 04:17 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
I can point you at what I wrote. If you do not understand what this is about, several days ago I posted So tell me how you might respond . Something I had written originally at Academe had been ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:12 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Not a small number of state representatives around the country have found political hay to be made from opposition to the recently altered AP US History Exam. My own home state has recently dodged ...
by Not Dead Yet
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 06:36 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
First, let me set the stage. I was asked to do a piece for Academe, the publication of the American Association of University Professors. That appeared here about the impact of No Child Left ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:48 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Sometimes as teachers we find that no matter how much we may have planned, we have to throw it out the window and improvise according to the situation at hand. Normally I pace my instruction for ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Apr 21, 2012 at 05:25 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Cross-Posted from The Proverbial Tundra In attempting to bridge the educational gap between Mexican-American students and their white counterparts, ...
by AmbroseBurnside
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM PST with 13 Recommends
I just got an email from my brother David, who has been living and working in China now for years. He loves it over there. I don't know if it's kosher to post this kind of thing here or not, but if ...
by dkistner
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 31, 2010 at 09:33 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Every year, in preparation for my students taking the Advanced Placement English Language test, we go over what is commonly known as the "antecedent" question. This type of problem involves taking ...
by Rolandz
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 08:50 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Cross-posted at MotherTalkers . Good morning fellow moms, dads and caregivers! I am back with your weekly parenting news update. Here are some ...
by Elisa
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 07:50 AM PDT with 8 Recommends