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Family Fun with the Fathers of Science

My father is my hero, my inspiration, and one of several people I credit for my journey to...

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LGBTQ Teachers: How Opening The Closet Door Almost Closed the Door On My Career

Do you remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when Zuzu Bailey says, “Every time a bell rings, an...

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I Want to Get Better at… Differentiation

Differentiation is one of those things that never seems like it can be 100% mastered. Once you...

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3 Steps to Successful Student Collaboration

Why We Hang In There

Deep sighs, rolled eyes, slumped shoulders, and hanging heads, met with...

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The Best Lessons Come When We Least Expect It

It’s cold. It’s raining. I’m wearing a sweater as I write this, yet it’s late May and the...

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Home Stretch: Finish the End of the School Year Strong

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School Starter Pack End-of-Year Reflection: Your Final Checklist

Congratulations! You made it to the end of the school year.

Are you excited for summer? Are you...

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The Digital Civics Toolkit: 5 Resource Modules for Educators

As we come to the end of another school year, it’s often a moment to pause and imagine what new...

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Four Ways to Gather Student Feedback

As another school year comes to a close, I’d bet that you and your students are looking forward...

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Starting from the Beginning at Year 20

Have you ever taught a lesson and realized too few of your students learned what you taught?...

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Building Democratic Classrooms: Cultivating Civic Competencies

Question for you: If the health of our democracy depends on the people, then when do we learn...

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Why Moving Grade Levels Can Be Great

As educators, we often come into the field with the perfect grade level in mind. I thought it...

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Technology Integration to Support Language Development

One of the most challenging aspects for educators of English language learners (ELLs) is...

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4 Tips for Planning Better Lessons with Purpose

Think back to your undergrad work. If you're like me, you probably can still remember the first...

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How to Deal with a Chatty Classroom

Your students just won’t stop talking. You feel like you’re constantly talking over people just...

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Five Worthwhile Risks for New Teachers

The concept seems contradictory, right? You’ve been trained to keep your head down, do your...

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Integrating Blogging into the Classroom

Blogging. It’s such an inspirational and aspirational idea to incorporate into the classroom. It...

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Teacher Appreciation, Solidarity, and Strife in Kentucky

Teacher Appreciation Week has once again come and gone. Lauding and applauding for five days,...

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Dr. Stephen Pruitt: The Highest Distinction is Service to Others

Teacher appreciation is something I think about a lot. When I was in the classroom full time, I...

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Flipping the “I Do, We Do, You Do” Strategy

Since my very first day of teaching, I’ve always preferred to focus on the hope of what students...

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