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Our students come to us with significant gaps in skill and content and, as a teacher, it is our responsibility to find and seal the cracks that exist. We will seal the cracks through rigorous and well scaffolded instruction that addresses the gaps and sets...

My husband, McKee, and I recently took our son, Tucker, to an appointment at St. Jude, one of the world’s leading children’s research hospitals that happens to be right here in Memphis. Although Tucker was only going in for a relatively minor issue, we were...

"Effort vs ability" is that belief that all children have the raw material to do rigorous academic material at high standards. Teachers who hold this belief know that children's learning is primarily determined by their effective effort and use of appropriate strategies. Teachers recognize that...

THE POWER OF TENSION   Tension is the magnitude of the pulling force exerted by a string, cable, chain, or similar object on another object. This force is a push or pull that can cause an object to change its velocity.  Or, said differently, tension creates a force that creates...