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Julia G. Thompson
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If you’re like most teachers, you may have already had to deal with some significant school-related issues even though the term has just begun: a...
LEARNING FIRST ALLIANCE
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Have you ever been inside a school’s furnace? I have. It was a school that had distributed leadership, and everyone in the school took charge of...

Liz, far right, with her mom, Tammy, along with classmate Spencer, middle, with his mom and dad. 

Amber Chandler
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Engaging middle school students can sometimes seem like an impossible proposition. After all, we are competing with hormones, social dilemmas, first...
American Federation of Teachers
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In the middle of August each year, Washington, D.C.’s public school teachers head back to school. During the pre-service week before our students...

                                   Amber's students keep her classroom novel all the time!

Amber Chandler
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In my last post , I wrote about a few strategies to use during the brainstorming stage of writing to keep things novel and interesting. Once students...
US Capitol, Washington, DC

The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. 

National Constitution Center
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Republished with permission from from the National Constitution Center . On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters across America will choose a new...
According to conventional wisdom, it isn’t the problems we face that determine our successes or failures. It is our attitude about the problems that...
On Wednesday night, at least 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy were killed in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks,...
kindness day 11/13/18
Random Acts of Kindness
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By Brooke Jones, Vice President, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation Make kindness the norm. After recently celebrating my seven year anniversary...
ADL
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By Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum at Anti-Defamation League After any election, it’s important to remember that our civic duty does not end...