6 Simple Steps To Make Learning Centers Work in Your Classroom

In today's educational spaces, group work is essential for students to thrive and succeed. By creating different spaces in your classroom where students can collaborate and explore learning at their own pace, they can benefit from a more dynamic and engaging learning experience....

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Building Bridges: How Schools Can Forge Strong Connections with Their Communities

Effective communication between schools and the community is essential for building strong relationships, fostering transparency, and ensuring that everyone is well-informed about school activities, events, and initiatives. We need to start building bridges and forge strong connections with our...

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Convincing Students Math Is Beautiful, Fun, and Powerful

Sarah Strong on students learning to love math.

"If I had my students write Dear Math letters, I could, as best as possible, come to understand their relationship with the discipline of math itself."

In Dear Math, Sarah and Gigi explore the complexity of math through the understanding displayed...

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Education Has Changed And We Are Here for It

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on education and we are still recovering from its affects. The way our students learn and interact, teaching practices, and classroom management strategies have all changed dramatically in just the past three years–for the better.

We...

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Move from The Boring Process and Personalize Professional Development

Too often we only get professional learning or recertification credit for sitting at a workshop (seat hours)—even if we have accomplished nothing. After 6 hours of doing nothing but listening, professional development doesn't seem worth it, necessary, or even beneficial at all. 

If...

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Sell Grades and Invest in Process-Based Assessment

Elizabeth Jorgensen on implementing process-based assessment from Hacking Student Learning Habits

"This is my dream job."

It was a Wisconsin late-summer evening, and our school’s college essay workshop had just ended. “How can we get this to happen in the fall in our...

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Moving Beyond Grades And Into Assessment

Assessment plays a crucial role in gauging students' progress, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, and informing instructional decisions. However, it is essential to distinguish between assessment, grading and evaluating, as they serve distinct purposes and have different implications...

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Set Longterm Goals and Overcome Teacher Burnout

Teaching is challenging. As you advance through your career you are bound to face challenges that may seem impossible to overcome. But, no matter what roadblock or crisis you face, you can tap into the power of setting goals and planning, defining your future, and continuing to focus forward when...

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Embracing the Power of Graphic Novels: Implementing Visual Storytelling in the Classroom

Graphic novels present a remarkable way to convey complex ideas and emotions through visual storytelling. There is so much unexplored content in the world of graphic novels that educators can take advantage of. By implementing graphic novels into the classroom, you can engage reluctant readers,...

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15 Ways to Turn Your Uninspired Students Into Passionate Learners

Our goal, as teachers, is to not just actively engage our students in learning but have them enjoy the experience and be motivated to continue learning. We strive to make our students want to learn and be passionate about education. Passion for learning is the driving force that can...

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