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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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Developing a Personalized Professional Learning Plan

“To turn off your iPad, you press the button on the side. Let’s practice turning it off and on,...

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I Choose to Teach

“What if you chose to teach, because you could be anything.”

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Kicking off Teacher Appreciation Week with the Gift of Time

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

We’re kicking off our week of Tchers’ favorite things by...

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts To Treat Yourself and Your Colleagues

 
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How to Keep Going Even When You Feel Like You Can’t

Making Teaching More Manageable

We all have days (or weeks, or months) when we feel like we...

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Integrating How-To Videos to Empower Student Learning

As adults, we often rely on people with practical knowledge to model procedures for certain...

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10 Tips to End the Year with Positivity and Purpose

Inevitably, when educators get to April or May, the question of “How many days are left?” is...

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The Power of Story for ELLs and Newcomers: Identity and Empathy

 

It’s the personal stories that are often lost in the conversations we have about...

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Getting Started with PBL: Do ONE Thing Really Well

Success demands singleness of purpose.

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End the Torture of Science Fairs

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Educators Help Students Leverage the Power of Digital Civics

We can all agree that most young people are frequent and savvy users of digital media and online...

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Literature, Identity, Agency: Civic Engagement in the Classroom

I was recently asked, “What is a current trend in education that has shaped your teaching?” My...

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Combating the Chaos: 3 Cs for a Well-Managed Classroom

Classroom management provides for us perhaps the greatest of juxtapositions between frustration...

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Rethinking the Teacher Role: 3 Practices to Elevate Student Engagement

I’d be very surprised to find a teacher that has fallen asleep at night thinking, “In what ways...

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Three Ways Digital Portfolios Shift Your Assessment Focus

 “What gets measured is what gets done.”

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Eliciting Engagement with Earth Day Every Day

A couple of years ago, the FIRST LEGO League robotics theme was “Trash Trek.” That was the year...

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The Adolescent Brain: A Big Gulp Of Executive Function

I wrote the book Attack of the Teenage Brain! Understanding and Supporting the Weird and...

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