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What I learned at TEACH
This was my first AFT TEACH conference, and I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude for the experience. I learned so much from the sessions, particularly...
Tackling Student Engagement
I’ve been teaching for nearly 20 years, and I think I do a pretty good job identifying what students should know and be able to do, what inspires...
An Insider’s Guide: 3 Tips to Help Your Students Rock Their Year
This past year, my daughter, Zoey, began middle school in the building where I teach. Never in my life have I been so nervous. I’ve always been...
Moving Beyond Multiple Choice: Alternative Assessment Strategies
Hopefully you recognize this multiple-choice item as an invalid assessment! There is no single “best” way to assess student learning. The answer...
5 Ways We Can Help Reduce Gender Bias in the Classroom
#4 Blog of 2017 5 Ways We Can Help Reduce Gender Bias in the Classroom Here are five universal tips I have put together that you can use to help curb...
Kindred Spirits: Popcorn with a Side of Empathy: Film as Enrichment
Teaching with film can be an excellent way to enrich learning. From highlighting literary elements such as tone, character, mood, theme and plot, to...
Shark My Lessons
Melissa Cristina Marquez
Hello Share My Lesson! My name is Melissa Cristina Márquez. I am a marine biologist and wildlife educator who studies Chondrichthyans (a fancy term...
The shocking truth about the Depth of Knowledge wheel
The shocking truth about the Depth of Knowledge wheel: You’ve been using it wrong all along If you are a teacher, you have probably seen Norman Webb’...
Why Teachers Are Taking “Sharing Is Caring” to Heart
By Jeffrey Somers Photo Credit: Erin Scott It takes a village to educate our children, and now a vibrant online portal for teachers seeks to support...
"The Brain Rules" by John Medina is a Powerful Tool for the Classroom
Before I taught high school social studies, I was a neuroscience researcher. When I came to the classroom I wanted to use what I had learned about...
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