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“I’ve Given Up Writing Referrals” — An Examination of Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

As more and more data emerge showing the inefficacy of using in-school and out-of-school suspension to address problematic behavior, the use of “positive behavior interventions & support” (PBIS) has become more common. In fact, the Georgia Department of Education has... Continue Reading →

Creating Student Learning Communities in High School

In high school, I was one of those students that had a hard time understanding how Calculus or Chemistry mattered in the “real world.” I knew I wanted to do something like psychology or education – not engineering or med... Continue Reading →

How Do I Check to See If I’m “On Track” to Graduate?

Graduating high school is tough, especially if you have moved multiple times between schools or school districts. That's why I wanted to provide links to some of the Metro Atlanta schools graduation requirements. While the counselors and administrative staff at... Continue Reading →

Milestones Testing: A High School Teacher Weighs In

This isn’t because our testing schedule is poorly constructed (in fact, it’s actually quite organized thanks to our very thorough testing coordinator) – it’s because computer tests that take over 3 hours each are extremely difficult to administer without glitches, and the tests are too long.

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