• I Sued School

    By / October 11, 2016 / School

    This is a great video I came across on Youtube, check it out and leave a comment.

  • Should We Close School for Two Years? Little Girls are Scary, Are Coaches Worth 4 Times as Much as Teachers? All here on TTIT 063

    By / April 29, 2015 / Podcast, School, Slider

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Is 19 too young to be married? Nine year old girls are SCARY, Can you believe coaches get$125,000 Josh McDowell gives us the hard truth about the “last” Christian generation and a big announcement still to come all on TTIT 063! Conroe Trip Visit with Megan on the… [read more]

  • Can STAAR do this?

    By / April 13, 2015 / School, Testing

    I received an email from my good friend and former colleague, Danny Swick.  He has an interesting thought when it comes to STAAR.  Here is his story: So…I googled the inventor of multiple choice tests as we discussed (1914…happy belated anniversary!) and found an interesting article from 2011.  As you will probably see, she is… [read more]

  • Christmas Music, Are We Teaching to the Test, A Miracle and Dunkirk and It’s A Wonderful Life all here on TTIT 054

    By / December 16, 2014 / Christmas, Podcast, School, Slider, Teaching, Testing, Tests

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMelissa is back and we talk about Christmas music, Teaching to the Test, Go Noodle, Graduation at Christmas a Miracle at Dunkirk and It’s a Wonderful Life, all on TTIT 053! Teaching to the Test Father Roderick Tree and tradition  Christmas Letter One more week Go Noodle Graduation at… [read more]

  • ALERT: Today Is The Most Important Day of Your Life!

    By / April 1, 2014 / School, Slider, Tests

    My title sounds great, but I don’t believe it.  But if you talk to our school administrators and politicians they think today is the most important day of your student’s life.  Why? Because today we take some STAAR tests at my school beginning today.  Four hours where you are to prove your worth as a… [read more]

  • We Are Homeschooling!

    By / February 28, 2014 / Homeschooling, School, Slider

    HomeSchooling at the Freese House My son is in high school and does not fit the typical high schooler.  He just did not do well in the traditional high school setting (studies are finding this to be true for a growing number of students). Now to be fair the high school he was attending is… [read more]

  • A Thought About Respect, or Lack Thereof

    By / May 9, 2013 / School, Teaching

    This is reposted with permisssion from You know there are days when I wonder what in the heck am I wasting my time for?  I teach school for a living, yes I draw my food money from this job.  And contrary to what one principal told me, I wouldn’t do it for free.  But… [read more]

  • Teachers Graded, Students Motivated?

    By / April 21, 2013 / School, Teaching

    The big idea today in education seems to be that we need to tie teacher pay and evaluation to student test scores.  I used to be a big fan of this.  I remember when I thought this was how you should do it.  I was convinced that if a teacher didn’t have good test scores… [read more]

  • When Do You Want Me To Do That?

    By / April 16, 2013 / School, Teaching

                          I am supposed to go to a meeting today, I have to prep our STAAR review, I need to make sure I have a great lesson for my Texas History students, I need to prep our Saturday school stuff, I need to make sure… [read more]


    By / April 4, 2013 / School, Tests

    We  just finished with the first two days of STAAR testing. I hate it! I don’t like the test itself, but I really don’t like sitting around for four hours watching the kids try to pass these tests. Boring! But beyond that the idea that one day on a year we see how much a child… [read more]

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