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October 06, 2014

Using Student Tutorials to Teach

Why not let our students teach some of the content? Learn how to integrate technology with research and ask kids to make tutorials to assist in their own learning.

October 03, 2014

Are You Drowning in a Pool of Risk?

Ever feel like the risks you take aren't helping to move forward?

September 26, 2014

Let Students Tell Us What They Know

Sometimes the best person to tell us what they know is the student who has done the learning. Too often in our profession we empower the wrong people and establish a misunderstanding about what students know and can do. This is why we must teach kids to self-assess against standards, defend their assessment and then accept it as a way to help kids.

September 24, 2014

Be Present While Building Relationships

It's easy to allow other daily activities to take precedence, as the burden of the days grow longer and the incessant call for data increases. But what good is all that information, if the people it's supposed to serve aren't really getting what they need... our attention? As educators, we always have to put the students' needs first.

September 22, 2014

Teaching Reflection in Steps

Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.

September 12, 2014

Getting Into the Groove

Balancing our personal schedules with returning to school is challenging after summer break. Read on to learn some tips to help keep you feeling prepared to be the best version of yourself at work by making time for yourself as you adjust to the school routine.

September 10, 2014

Tweeting to Transparency

Twitter isn't for you? Why not? Among the many uses of Twitter, why not set up a class hashtag to help include parents in your classroom conversation.

September 08, 2014

Developing a Dynamic Learning Environment

What does your learning environment say about your classes? Learn how to develop a space that encourages learning for all learners and communicates enthusiasm without words.

August 29, 2014

A Work in Progress

What is your teaching masterpiece? When you started teaching, what did you think the perfect teacher was? Has it changed? Read Amy Smith's version of a masterpiece and consider what changes you've undergone.

August 20, 2014

Teaching Students to Understand Standards

What good are standards if students don't understand them? Students need to understand the expectations, in a language that makes sense to them, so why not have them rewrite them?

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