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Formative Assessment: Learning to know what you don’t know
I’m a big fan of brain research, and one of the favorite maxims that I truly utilize is giving an idea “simmer time,” meaning that you pose a...
The Importance of Personal Reflection for New (and Experienced!) Teachers
Julia G. Thompson
New teachers love Julia Thompson’s insight. Catch her free webinar, now available on demand . You’ve probably noticed that there are some educators...
Sailing the C's of Classroom Management
As a trainer for the AFT’s Foundations of Effective Teaching professional development course, I meet many teachers from all over the nation. The...
Talking to Parents about the Common Core - Blog
As educators, we know that the Common Core State Standards are intended to guide our teaching and lead us, ostensibly, to create lessons that help...
Creating Responsible Consumers - Blog
Some people watch the Super Bowl to see football, and many watch it as a social event. But some of you out there are probably like me: I watch the...
The Power of Primary Sources
Last year, as a part of my speech unit, my seventh-grade students studied César Chávez and Martin Luther King Jr. and the persuasive techniques...
The Power of Positive Discipline
Even those of us with the shortest of work histories in an early childhood classroom have tales to tell, both humorous and horrifying, about our...
I Dare You: A Lesson About Lessons - Share My Lesson Blog
I’m a list maker and self-help addict from back in the day, so it isn’t surprising that New Year’s resolutions have been a part of my life for as...
Lessons That Work - Blog
When I was a student teacher, my mentor Sherry said something to me that has stuck with me through the years. I was lucky enough to be in a program...
Eight Ways to Help Students Remember that Books Are Fabulous - Blog
Jill E. Eisenberg
Dissecting excerpts, highlighting evidence, defending one’s answer choice, bubbling in exit slips. As necessary as all that preparation for upcoming...
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