Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Cool Cat Teacher Blog It is official, I'm moving from Blogger to Wordpress. It has taken almost 4 months but it is as ready as it is going to get. I've powered up the wordpress over at and made the jump from weebly. (nothing against weebly, it is a great place for static sites.) I thought some of you might want to know why I am moving and also how I did it:
In our continued quest to gain more information about students’ learning, growth and progress, a standards/competency-based grading system has provided our school and our district timely, detailed information regarding the specific competencies that students have (or have not) demonstrated proficiency… Read more → A few months ago I was planning to attend a principal’s meeting near my state capital. Since I was going alone, I asked a principal friend from a neighboring district if we could ride together. Little did I know how… Connected Principals | Sharing. Learning. Leading.

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