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April 10, 2013

How Can We Use The CCSS With English Language Learners?

Louise Oppedahl asks: Because the language acquisition process is largely absent from the Common Core Standards, and teachers must use these standards, how can ESL teachers use them to teach our English Language Learners? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to e...

April 03, 2013

How Can Teachers Be Observed Without Them Getting Demoralized?

Alex V. asks: How can I help my school develop a culture of open practice where teachers are happy to be observed and look forward to observing and learning from each other, in a school where up until now observation has been used as a tool of evaluation and judgment from the administration without...

March 27, 2013

What Is the Best Approach Teachers can Take Towards Homework?

Katie Ciresi asks: What is the best approach teachers can take towards homework? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seven published by...

March 20, 2013

What Does "Student Engagement" Look Like?

Cindy Murphy asks: The question that I seem to hear from teachers comes up when we discuss engagement vs on task behavior. Teachers want to know how can you see engagement. Paula Bevan tells us that engagement = brain sweat, but can we see a kiddo's brain sweating. What evidence can administrators ...

March 13, 2013

What Are The Best Ways To Help Students Develop Academic Vocabulary?

This week's "question of the week" is: What are the best ways to help students -- mainstream and/or English Language Learners -- develop academic vocabulary? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this we...

March 06, 2013

How can Teachers Best Relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa?

This week's question is: How can teachers best relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. This will turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of space for reader contributions. I might be p...

February 14, 2013

How can English Teachers Best Improve Their Craft?

This week's question is: How can English Teachers Best Improve Their Craft? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. This will turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of space for reader contributions. I might be publishing a spec...

February 07, 2013

How Can I Balance What My District Tells Me vs What I Feel Students Need?

Juan Cortes asks: Many times teacher are told by our districts to follow specific programs, but many times those programs do not differentiate or do not address specific needs of my students. How can I balance following what my district tells me vs what I feel the students need? What a great que...

January 30, 2013

What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work?

This week's "question of the week" is: What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work? In the ongoing teacher evaluation debate, Peer Assistance and Review is often highlighted by educators as an effective tool for teacher support and development. However, many others are unclear about...

January 23, 2013

What are the Do's & Don'ts of Project-Based Learning?

This week's "question of the week" is: What are the Do's & Don'ts of Project-Based Learning? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The responses to these questions are going to turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of room f...

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