J2 Content – Perspectives

A varied collection of thoughts on education and parenting

A Most unScientific Study – The End of School

An informal survey of ten teachers of Grades 2 – 6, revealed data which suggests education reform is not necessarily a matter of money, but of use of class time. 6 of the 10 teachers said they had stopped recording new grades for their students by May 20 8 of the 10 teachers said they…. read more

State Test Preparation – A Worthwhile Practice or Waste of Instructional Time?

Is preparation for state testing a good practice, or is it just “teaching to the test”? Many teachers complain every year when it gets close to that dreaded state testing time. There are principals who tell them to spend that month before testing doing “test prep.” Is this a good teaching practice? Is it a…. read more

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