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Turning Student Mistakes Into Teachable Moments

Today’s lesson: Turning student “mistakes” into “teachable moments.” 

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How to Use Happiness to Your Advantage

I’ve got something to share with you, and it might blow your mind: Happiness is not a result of...

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5 Tips for Blending The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with NGSS

Have you ever interviewed a group of your students about their experiences in your classroom? It...

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Community College Students Question the Purpose of Grades

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles sits  Mt. San Antonio College (affectionately known as Mt....

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Teaching as a Spiritual Journey

Given the frequent teacher criticism we see in American society and the media today, one thing...

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Voice Technology is Here: How it Could Reinforce Your Teaching

Let’s face it, children these days are often more technologically savvy than their parents....

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5 Reasons Why the QFT Can Support Your Professional Learning Work

In my many years in the classroom, I have yet to find an instructional strategy as effective as...

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Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective Teacher Efficacy: A team of individuals sharing the belief that through their unified...

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Engaging Developing Readers

Reading is a skill that initially appears to be accessible to some, and downright daunting for...

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Leveraging the Power of Personal Professional Development

I’d like you to hear about a big passion of mine: personal professional development!

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Pushing Back on Outmoded Beliefs

In recent decades, research has guided some major shifts in how we think about teaching,...

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Restorative Practices - A Principal's and A Teacher's Perspective

Connection — a fundamental need that humans desire. As the fourth principal of a school in a...

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First Five: Early Career Action Pack

  • 92 percent of teachers assigned a mentor their first year returned the next year, and 86...

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Building Relationships for Authentic Teacher Appreciation

In May, teachers are recognized nationwide in a grand event named Teacher Appreciation Week....

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Learning about Complex Systems Using Modeling and Argumentation

Scientists use models to explain and predict phenomena in order to better understand our world....

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Taking on Culturally Relevant Real-World Learning

Now more than ever, cultural relevance is a crucial ingredient for the success of our schools,...

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Digging into STEM Educator Diversity

Are you, or someone you know, working to decrease the diversity gap in STEM education? 

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Teaching is a Listening Profession

We listen to hear what our students understand. We listen to hear our students’ emerging...

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Using the Question Formulation Technique to Rebrand Libraries

Rebranding the Library

In an effort to defy the restrictive, historical caricature of libraries...

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Past Meets Present: A Magnet School Story

My Early Days in a Magnet School

A couple months ago while back in my home state of Minnesota, I...

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