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Engaging Parents is Tricky Business, But Can Work Magic
We’ve all had “that parent” in our teaching careers. Whether it be an email every single day to make sure Tommy handed in his homework, or accessing...
The Paradox of the Constitution - Blog
Did police violate journalists’ constitutional rights to assemble, speak and make demands of those in power in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting...
The Name you Remember - Blog
If you have ever heard the term “frequent flyer” used to describe students who visit the nurse very often, that would have described me. To this day...
New-Teacher Orientation - Blog
I only remember two things from my new-teacher orientation—which, granted, was 14 years ago: an exceptional amount of paperwork that was even more...
Secret to a Sweet First Day - Blog
Someone who is reading this right now is trying to figure out how he will make it from room 123 to room 207, with a cart, using the “it-only-works-...
Tips About Grading
Consider this: in assessing our students, most of us are forced to use a system that has found 64 increments of failure, yet only 36 of success. If...
Free Summer PD - Blog
Until a few months ago, I didn’t understand hashtags, thought tweeting was for Millennials, and called participants Twits. Probably not my most...
Cyberbullying Law Shields Teachers From Student Tormentors
Lisa Worf on NPR
By Lisa Worf Ganging up on classmates online can get students suspended. But sometimes teachers are the target of cyberbullying, and in North...
Top Four Reasons You (Still) Should Be Glad You Are a Teacher
1. Sweatpants? Check. Ponytail? Check. Flip-flops in November? Check. Running into a former student? Absolutely, of course. Now, even though I’m...
Ami Turner’s Top-10 Book Picks: Professional Development
Summer of Learning Professional Development If you’re like many educators, summer is the perfect (and only!) time to catch up on all of those “...
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