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Why we decided to launch the Great American Teach-Off, and how it will work (updated)

<i>This post has been updated, as of January 4, 2018, to add the names of our design team members and to reflect our final Teach-Off design.</i><p>Two years …

Teaching

5 Practices Principals Can Use to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Teachers

October 30, 2017<p>5 Practices Principals Can Use to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Teachers<p><i>By Dr. Patrice Pujol</i><p>Patrice Pujol (right) with former …

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed.

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd Edition<p><i>Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele</i><p>About This Book<p>Here are 51 …

5 Must-Have Classroom Management Apps, Tools, and Resources

For most teachers, classroom management is one of the biggest challenges. Managing twenty-six young people with a variety of interests, skill levels, …

Education Technology

6 Questions to Consider as You Start the School Year | Thomas C. Murray

It was August of 2000. I was about to enter my very first year teaching fourth grade in Pennsylvania. At 21 years old and a new college degree in …

Pedagogy

The case for eliminating letter grades, according to a school with too many straight-A students

Mary Lawlor has taught sixth-grade English for more than 20 years. For almost all of that time, she hated giving grades.<p>The high-achievers always freaked out, lining up at her door in tears because they wanted higher marks. “It bred all these perfectionists [who] were not resilient and just focused …

Pedagogy

How a School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning

When Paula Gosal took over as principal of the Chilliwack Middle School, she walked smack into the middle of a long-standing debate among the staff …

Literacy for ALL

<b>Literacy for All</b>Sometimes a question is so beautiful it becomes part of you. One such question, posed to me last year by a grade 5 student, has stuck …

Teaching

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of …

Pedagogy

Make Your Teacher Desk Redundant

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we ditch our own desks? In a recent post, James Manwaring urged us to think about getting rid of

Teaching

Copy of 36 Interesting Ways to Get to Know Your New Class

36 Interesting Ways* to Get to Know Your New Class *and tips This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 …

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy

CHS Course Registration

<b>Click below for a downloadable Program of Studies - Student Choice Book</b><p>PROGRAM OF STUDIES<p><i>Cumberland High School offers students a well-rounded</i> …

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