Filler Up?

TugofwarAs the traditional school year winds to a close, some teachers are relieved to turn their planners toward more “fun” lessons—trips, field days, and other end-of-year celebrations. However, some teachers are frustrated with end-of-year lessons that seem like filler or wastes of time.

In a recent article on the topic, the Des Moines Register asks,

“How should schools strike a balance between year-end celebrations and using the required number of school days for learning?”