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THE IDEA of teacher leadership—educators playing a role in crafting their profession from the inside out—isn’t new or revolutionary, but it has...
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When my classes study novels together using the whole novels method , my students read and annotate the entire book before formally discussing it...
Julia G. Thompson 
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Getting ready for a new school year involves so many different responsibilities that it is difficult to know how to begin what seems to be a crushing...
Brian Sztabnik 
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originally posted on the Talks With Teachers blog What does it mean to be a master teacher? I can remember first hearing someone labeled a master...
Amy Spies 
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Preparing lesson plans a substitute teacher for six days, participating in or sitting for 36 hours of professional development (PD), and an...
Julia G. Thompson 
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The first day of school is an exciting and stressful time for teachers everywhere. Although we look forward to meeting our new students, it is...
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On the first day of school, an effective and positive way to settle students into class quickly is by having a “welcome packet” ready for each one...
Amber Chandler 
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“If you need extra copies of the student handbook, ask Debbie. Mary has the lunch menus—she asked me to tell you to pick them up since the student...
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One of the most important tasks to accomplish at the start of a school year is developing a workable set of classroom rules that provide guidelines...
Amber Chandler 
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This is part one of a three-part series explaining how adding BAM (burning questions, authentic audiences and millennial skills) to your lesson...