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Getting to the Point with Goals & Objectives

In addition to my work with Tch, I spend time coaching beginning teachers. A couple weeks ago I...

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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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Implementing the Core: Where to Begin?

Where do I start? It can feel like being on a hilltop, overlooking this vast landscape before...

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Using Tch Video Strategies in Your Classroom

I couldn't be more excited to report our September Tchers' Voice survey results. Every time we...

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Emailing Parents: How to Avoid Unintended Consequences

We love it and we hate it. Email. With the appearance of a red flag or the sound of a friendly...

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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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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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You Want More Common Core!

I get so excited when our Tchers' Voice Survey results come in. I can't wait to see what you...

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Summer Break: Work or Play?

Let me begin by saying: Congratulations on completing the school year, I hope you are able to...

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What's Been Bothering Me Since 1974

About six weeks ago, I let off some steam and told you all about a teaching norm that drives me...

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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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5 Ways to Personalize Student Feedback

Since the posting of the Teaching Channel video "Podcasting to Personalize Feedback" there has...

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3 More Free Tech Tools to Try

About a month ago I posted a short blog showcasing 3 free tech tools for teachers. I loved the...

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The Teaching Norm that Drives Me Nuts

There is a predominate norm in teaching that has always driven me nuts. We hear it often from...

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Lights, Cameras, Collaboration!

Thanks to all of you who rolled up your sleeves and gave us feedback in our March Tchers' Voice...

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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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Learning From Other Countries

Last week, Sarah Brown Wessling and I attended the second annual International Summit on the...

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4 Stress Relievers That Give Me Energy in Class

There's no denying the intensity of the classroom. It's bursting with energy, it's full of...

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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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Top 4 Ingredients for Differentiation

In our recent Tchers' Voice Survey, you told us you want more, More, MORE, on differentiation....

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