Catherine Cushard

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Susick Elementary

Troy, Michigan

Catherine Cushard is an elementary school teacher at Susick Elementary in the Warren Consolidated School District in Troy, Michigan. She serves on the school improvement and district science committees, and participates in English Language Learner and English Language Arts professional development initiatives. Catherine is also a Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2015

My Kindergarteners Are Inspired, Not Stifled, by Common Core

It’s often said by critics that Common Core State Standards are too tough for our youngest learners, and that the…

By Catherine Cushard

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Posted Feb. 20, 2018

I Can Empathize With Parkland But the Reality Is My Students Face Gun Violence Daily

It may be strange to say, but, as a teacher, I feel totally disconnected from the seemingly weekly occurrence that is the horror of mass…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Feb. 16, 2018

This Story About Justin Bieber and Mac & Cheese Is Why I Love Teaching

I want to tell you a little story about macaroni and cheese and the battle of Lawrence Welk versus Justin Bieber. I could not write…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 20, 2018

The Struggle to Find the Perfect Standardized Test Is Real

So it looks like the standardized test known as Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is now a dead man walking…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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