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Bringing Current Events into the Classroom

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Posted on August 26th, 2015 in Classroom Resources | No Comments »

As the world continues to change on a daily basis, with developments both domestically and internationally shaping the day-to-day life of both you and your students, keeping them abreast of what’s going on in the world can be a valuable use of class time, even if it’s not in the prescribed curriculum. With news so […]

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5 Notable People with Ed.D’s

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Posted on July 29th, 2015 in General Interest | No Comments »

Though Doctorates of Education can take your career any number of places, they’re fairly low profile: few people are aware of the diverse group of notable people that hold Ed.D’s. Whether it’s championship-winning basketball players, professors who have crossed over into public consciousness or radio talk show hosts, here are five notable people who hold […]

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Expect Success: 5 Goals To Set For The Upcoming School Year

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Posted on July 23rd, 2015 in Teachers | No Comments »

As the summer flies by, it will soon be time to return to the classroom for another school year. In the immortal words of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow”: while the summer is a great a time to get some much needed rest and relaxation in, it’s also a great […]

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Election 2016: Key Points of Contention on Education in Politics

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Posted on July 13th, 2015 in News and Politics | No Comments »

With the latest election cycle kicking into gear, as Presidential hopefuls make their impassioned pleas to the masses, one area where emotions run highest is when it comes to education. As the economy ebbs and flows, education is often a place where arguments over money reach a fever pitch. We’ll take a look at a […]

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Professional Development: 5 Ideas For Developing Your Skills This Summer

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Posted on July 8th, 2015 in Teacher Leadership | No Comments »

One of the great benefits of being a teacher is having the summer off. However, just because you are not in the classroom every day doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be using the summer productively. Last year, we looked at some opportunities teachers could pursue over the summer, which included traveling, getting a job and […]

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End of the Year Celebrations: 6 Ideas For You and Your Students

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Posted on June 17th, 2015 in Certification Map | No Comments »

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, it’s party time for students–and teachers–everywhere. The end of the year can be a both exciting and stressful time, and what better way to celebrate the achievements of your students and destress a bit than with a celebration. While it’s easy enough to say, “We’re having a […]

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Why You Should Incorporate Movement Into Your Classroom

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Posted on April 27th, 2015 in Classroom Resources | No Comments »

Getting students to sit still during class time can be a tall order. But what if having them move around could actually serve your lesson plans better? That’s the theory behind movement-based education. Active lessons, like the “planet dances” Anne Green Gilbert writes about for Johns Hopkins, or experimental activities like the butter churning activity […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Classroom’s Attention

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Posted on April 6th, 2015 in Classroom Resources | 8 Comments »

New teachers, don’t stress! Here are 6 strategies for effective classroom management and student participation.

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Plan the Perfect Field Trip: 5 Key Steps

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Posted on February 12th, 2015 in Certification Map | No Comments »

Got a genius idea for a field trip? Here’s how to take it from an idea to a memorable experience for your students. Get approval Much like applying for a grant, you need to know where a trip fits into your curriculum to get approval from your school’s principal or administrator. Maybe a visit to […]

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Why You Should Still Care About the Common Core Standards

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Posted on January 26th, 2015 in Classroom Resources | No Comments »

Barely five years old, the Common Core Standards Initiative is the largest-ever national attempt to set unified expectations for what students in grades K–12 should know and be able to do in order to be college and career ready. In short, they’re designed to ensure that every student in every state is on the same […]

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