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  • Six Steps to Bring Peer Review into Your Classroom

    Posted on Nov 1, 2013 under Classroom Resources
    Peer review (also known as peer editing) is a great way to help children improve their writing skills and learn to interact socially. We’ve listed some tips for educators on how to integrate peer review strategies into their learning environments that will help students communicate better and enhance the educational setting: Help students understand the... Read the rest
  • Five Free Websites for Students to Build Research Skills

    Posted on Apr 30, 2013 under Classroom Resources
    Finding free Web resources for building research skills is essential for teachers who are on a restricted budget. Teachers can use the Internet to access amazing research resources, thanks to the U.S. government. From finding lesson plans to scanning patent applications, teachers can uncover a wealth of information on history, art, science, language arts, math,... Read the rest
  • 3 Free Online Resources for Elementary Teachers

    Posted on Mar 14, 2013 under Classroom Resources
    Providing instruction to a class of students can be helped when there are free resources available to elementary teachers. The resources offer tips, advice, lessons plans and information that teachers find useful for different areas of study. By using the resources, teachers will have access to the experience of others, creative new ideas and great... Read the rest

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  • ‘Geometry Pro’ App Helps Students Master the Basics

    Posted on Sep 10, 2014 under Educational Technology
    Knowing how to calculate volume, area and perimeters isn’t just reserved for mathematicians, physicists and engineers. It’s an important skill that workers use every day in dozens of professions including carpenters, surveyors, landscapers, painters and architects. And it all starts with simple geometry. Geometry has been a part of most middle and high school math... Read the rest
  • Mobile App Puts Periodic Table in Students’ Hands

    Posted on Sep 2, 2014 under Educational Technology
    For generations of chemistry students, the Periodic Table of the Elements has been a must-have tool for solving science homework problems and completing classroom tests. Scientists developed the periodic table in the late 19th century to organize elements, the basic building blocks of ordinary matter, into a cohesive document that can be studied and shared. The... Read the rest
  • C-SPAN Classroom is an Important Tool for Social Studies Teachers

    Posted on Aug 27, 2014 under Educational Technology
    Now is a great time to be a social studies or government teacher, thanks in part to a multitude of technology resources that can help educators engage students, promote classroom deliberation and develop rich K-12 lesson plans. An excellent example of those resources is the website C-SPAN Classroom, which provides high-quality, up-to-date teaching materials for... Read the rest

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  • Principal as Instructional Coach: Mentoring Your AP in Teacher Evaluation Pre-Conferences

    Posted on Dec 16, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    In my last post in this series, I discussed the importance of carefully selecting the teachers who will be assigned to your assistant principal for evaluation. Before beginning each year’s round of formal observations and evaluations, many effective principals take time to meet with their APs and discuss individual teacher needs that may be addressed... Read the rest
  • Just for APs: Supporting Teacher/Student Relationships

    Posted on Dec 9, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    In my experience, one of the greatest challenges assistant principals and other administrators face is supporting the growth of teachers who have become stuck in a negative, punitive orientation toward students. These teachers often generate the lion’s share of office referrals. Punishment-focused teachers tend to lack classroom management skills Typically, punitive teachers lack a classroom-based... Read the rest
  • PD for Principals: Data Sharing for Support and Accountability

    Posted on Nov 25, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    Patrick Lencioni, author of numerous business bestsellers including “Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars” has said, “If everything is important, than nothing is.” This applies to education leadership as well, and nowhere more than in the area of monitoring achievement data. Defeat assessment ambiguity by identifying important achievement data With many states still transitioning from standardized... Read the rest

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  • Math Teacher Career: Job, Education and Salary Information

    Posted on Nov 24, 2014 under Teaching Careers
    Teaching mathematics is a logical choice for people who are fascinated with using numbers and symbols, functions and equations to solve real-world problems. People who are “fluent in math” and who have a passion for imparting knowledge and helping others appreciate the value of solving problems with numbers are well suited for careers as mathematics... Read the rest
  • Science Teacher Career: Job, Education and Salary Information

    Posted on Oct 15, 2014 under Teaching Careers
    Teaching science is a rewarding career for people with an aptitude and passion for the subject. Science teaching jobs can appeal to college students majoring in a science discipline, as well as to professionals who decide to switch careers later in life and teach science. Demand for teachers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and... Read the rest
  • Teaching License Reciprocity Explained

    Posted on Oct 23, 2012 under Teaching Careers
    If you’re an educator who wants to know how mobile teaching certificates are in your state, searching for information online may not be helpful. If you Google “teaching license reciprocity” and read through the results, it’s easy to come away without a clear answer. That’s because the term can have different meanings. Many searches on... Read the rest

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