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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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  • Creating Better Online Students: A Guide for Teachers

    Posted on Aug 20, 2014 under Teaching Strategies
    It’s been said before: Students today cannot properly correspond in academic environments. As a writing instructor who teaches some of my classes online, I have commiserated with colleagues over the lack of consideration and time students put into their communications. While it’s easy to blame a younger generation for their inability to communicate effectively, in... Read the rest
  • Schools as Complex Ecosystems: Connected Environments for Learning

    Posted on Apr 4, 2014 under Teaching Strategies
    To really understand any subject, blogger and special education teacher Mark Anderson likes to think in the biggest picture possible. “I was starting to think about these schools as being incredible complex environments,” said Anderson, who teaches in the Bronx in New York City. “We often think of them as these top-down places with policy... Read the rest
  • Is Math a Good Fit for Project-Based Learning? This Educator says Yes

    Posted on Mar 28, 2014 under Teaching Strategies
    Math education professor David Coffey isn’t one to tell teachers — new or experienced — how to best reach students. He just wants them to make sure they are reaching their students. “I try to be accepting of the fact that I know there are effective teachers who use lectures,” Coffey said. For his teachers-to-be... 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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  • PD for Principals: More Support for Principals Acting as Change Agents

    Posted on Sep 16, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    In my last post on this topic, I suggested that district leaders can support principals in leading major change initiatives by helping them predict whether the change will have first-order or second-order implications for teachers. The terms “first- and second-order implications” were coined by researchers at Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), whose findings... Read the rest
  • District Office Leaders: Supporting New Principals With Site Visits

    Posted on Sep 9, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    In my previous post on this topic, I suggested that district office leaders schedule regular site visits to support new principals. Many districts already develop annual calendars of site visits that include all schools, regardless of principals’ experience, a practice that yields many benefits. When improving instruction takes a backseat to putting out fires However,... Read the rest
  • Principal as Instructional Coach: Strategies for Developing Your AP in Leadership

    Posted on Sep 2, 2014 under Leaders' Link
    In my first post in this series, I suggested that principals begin the mentoring process for their assistant principals through shadowing. Shadowing requires virtually no planning, although frequent debriefs are needed to maximize its value. These can be both on-the-fly and “after action reviews” of what has recently transpired. Either way, it is up to... Read the rest

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  • 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
  • Adult GED Teacher - Job Description and Salary Information

    Posted on Oct 4, 2012 under Teaching Careers
    Do you enjoy working with adults who are attempting to improve their lives? Do you enjoy teaching others new skills and watching as they succeed with the knowledge you have helped them attain? If so, an adult GED teacher may be a good job choice for you. A GED teacher is an important part of... Read the rest
  • Assistant Principal- Degree Requirements, Job and Salary Info

    Posted on Oct 4, 2012 under Teaching Careers
    The assistant principal (or principals) helps the head of a public or private educational institution with important administrative tasks. At very large schools, assistant principals may be assigned according to certain administrative duties and often interact directly with the student body, faculty and parents more often than the principal. As an assistant principal, you will... Read the rest

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