Goodbye edTPA, Hello Better Relationships

Like many faculty and staff who work with teacher candidates in New York State, I was glad to see the edTPA discontinued. (Glad = whoop of delight, shout of “YES!” and fist in the air.) I didn’t have a problem with the task it presented: teachers should be able to plan and assess their lessons,Continue reading “Goodbye edTPA, Hello Better Relationships”

Study Materials for the EAS

An effective way to study material is to somehow make it your own. And you can make it your own by making your own – flashcards, outlines, study guides. Here’s a start: Is there lots of content to study? Make flashcards (Flashcards are a topic all their own, I’ll just say here that you shouldContinue reading “Study Materials for the EAS”

The NYSTCE: One View

I’ve been working with students who are studying for the NYS teacher certification exams for several years. When I began, the older exams (LAST, ATS-W, and many Content Specialty Exams (CST)) were on their way out, soon to be replaced by the ALST, the EAS, and those many new CST exams. The implementation of theContinue reading “The NYSTCE: One View”