Entries related to: engagement

Three Big Ideas to Reach and Guide Students

"He's a white man trapped in a black man's body."

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A Tale of Two High School Advisory Programs

Most high schools have some sort of advisory program built into their ecology—a time when a...

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4 Keys to Building Students’ Reading Lives

In October 2012, Pew Research Center published a report on teens' use of libraries and reading...

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An Insider Look at the Next Generation Science Classroom

Now that the Next Generation Science Standards have been unveiled, I'm sure many of you in our ...

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Never Easy, But Essential: Tough Conversations in the Classroom

Sometimes they happen unexpectedly and other times we have to gear up for them. Regardless of...

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Elementary Level Student-Led Conferences

Confession: I look forward to parent conferences. I value the opportunity to connect with...

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Seeing Results: The Impact of Tch Videos

As this year comes to a close, I want to share the results of our final Tchers' Voice Survey of...

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Beyond Engagement: Changing How Our Students Express Learning

As a K/1 teacher, I spent a lot of time in the hallway. You could have found me standing on a...

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Engagement! Collaboration! Real-World Applications! Oh My!

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Setting the Stage for Differentiation

I hope your school year is off to a great start and you are spending time getting to know your...

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14 Ways to Cultivate Classroom Chemistry

It's only September and I'm already thinking June. Not because I'm counting down days or because...

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Back to School To-Do List

The first few weeks of school can set the tone for the entire year. Though this might sound...

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A Slew of New Web Tools for Teachers

Teachers, did you know there are lots of people out there trying to make tools for you?  From...

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Creating an Online Substitute

We all know that it takes twice the amount of work to be gone from a day of school. There's...

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Eustress: Bringing Stress Into the Classroom

I scoured SXSWedu this week for free and affordable resources for you that would make your...

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The Power of a Think Aloud

Thursday nights bring a common ritual at my house: the weekly spelling list practice session...

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