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Don’t be Like Me: 5 Giant Mistakes I Made My First Year of Teaching

posted by Melissa | July 31, 2014, 12:53 PM

We Are Teachers had a great blog post this week from Love, Teach on the mistakes the author made her first year teaching. If you're entering your first year, we hope you don't make the same ones! In fact, we offer AAE first-year teacher members a guidebook to help them organize their first year teaching. If you're a first-year teacher, you can request your copy by emailing profdev@aaeteachersorg. You can read about Love, Teach's mistakes below: Continue Reading...
A to F Grading Scales are Raising the Bar in Public Education

posted by Alana | July 28, 2014, 09:29 AM

A to F school grading systems are bringing a whole new level of accountability to public education as indicated by the 4th official release of school grades in New Mexico this past week. Continue Reading...

Simplifying Down: The Four-Point Grading Scale

posted by Melissa | July 25, 2014, 03:24 PM


The four-point grading scale is one that most U.S. educators are familiar with.  After all, it remains prevalent in calculating the overall grade in undergraduate and graduate courses, if not individual grades.  Yet it remains largely unused at the secondary and elementary levels, although it seems to be gaining traction in recent years.


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