Speak Out: What's Your Instructional Dream Item?

The Surprised Onion Man by flickr user smithco.

The Surprised Onion Man by flickr user smithco.

For this Speak Out, The CEA Blog would like its readers to put on their thinking caps.

Imagine—you’ve returned to school after a long and restful winter break. You open your door, and there’s a surprise. In the center of your room is a cardboard box of indeterminate size.

On the box, there’s a typed card that reads:

“This is what you had said you needed to improve instruction with your students. This is the instructional dream item you had always said you wanted to help you educate your students.”

What instructional dream item would you like to return to in your classroom after winter break that would help you improve your students’ achievement?