Entries related to: professional-learning

Where Have All the Phonics Gone?

Walk into any classroom and observe the language arts instruction that's taking place. What do...

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Adapting a Poster Lesson for Students at Any Level

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's...

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How to Make the Most of Your First Days Back

Students fear it. Teachers dread it. Let’s face it: nobody looks forward to going back to school...

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Helping Parents Understand How They Can Support Their Child in PBL

Building community connections is an ongoing challenge that almost every school faces; albeit...

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“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and...

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Bridging the Home-School PBL Connection: 5 Wins When Involving Parents

As an educator, I like many of you, have been so pleased to see the recent focus on addressing...

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Monster Match: Using Art to Improve Writing

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's...

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Partnering with Parents in PBL: 4 Communication Tips for Teachers

As a PBL teacher I learned many things the hard way; one of which was communicating with...

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Fall Into Phenomena: Using NGSS to Harvest Student Investigations

The leaves are changing in much of the country and pumpkin spice seems to be taking over —...

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High Quality Project-Based Learning with Jennifer Pieratt

Congratulations to Jennifer Pieratt!

Jenny was recognized with Smartbrief Education's monthly ...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the...

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Three Ways to Help Students Build Confidence

When we think about developing confidence, we might think about preparing students to talk in...

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Five Things I Wish I Knew in Year One

I’m certain this piece has been written before. Time and time again, teachers with far more...

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Preparing Students to Access Complex Texts

The power to read is one of the most precious gifts any teacher can bestow upon his or her...

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Connecting Black Boys and Their Families with School and Success

As teachers, we know that connection is key to success in schools. In The Guide for White Women...

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Are You Coachable?

Editor's Note: This post was orginally published on the Chalk Blog at our sister company,...

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Tips for Building Your Classroom Library

At the start of the school year, teachers around the country are busy setting up their...

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Creating Citizen Scientists: Connecting Students to the World

On the first day of school, science classrooms around the country welcomed back their...

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Tch Tips: Make the Most Out of Your Coaching Experience

You’ve got a coach! Now what?

Coaches can make your teaching life easier by giving you the tools...

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Assessment Literacy: The Most Cost-Effective Cure for Our Schools

Improving the assessment literacy of educators is, hands-down, the most cost-effective way to...

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