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Book Reports: Reading Templates and Projects, Grading Rubrics, and Free Examples

When We Listen to Students

As you are beginning to think about returning to school, I have a suggestion that can drastically impact your year (and it's simple): brainstorm …

How Discrimination Shapes Parent-Teacher Communication

A new study suggests race and immigrant status are determining factors in whether or not an educator will reach out to a student’s family.<p>Growing up in Columbia, Maryland, Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng was a self-described troublemaker in grade school. He even got sent to the principal’s office once for …

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How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …


Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

It's hard for Zachary Lane to wake up in time for school every day.<p>"I have four alarms set and it still takes me a long time to wake me up," says Lane, a 17-year-old high school junior in Zionsville, Ind.<p>He says he regularly gets detention for being tardy. "I get to school and I'm talked to like …


Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the …


15 Grammar Tips to Make You Smarter, From the World's Coolest Word Nerd

Mignon Fogarty is the Grammar Girl. And she is awesome.<p>Does this sentence need another comma?<p>What's the difference between emoticons and emoji?<p>How do I make product names (like the iPhone 7 or 6s) plural?<p>That's a sample of questions that Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, answers on a weekly …