Tiffanie Beasley

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Opinion: I’m with Ken Robinson – organic learning is key

I learned a long time ago that any organisation needs a core purpose. At Huntington School in York, ours is to inspire confident learners who will …

'Amy' documentary looks squarely in the face of Amy Winehouse's demons

In June 2011, Amy Winehouse performed in Serbia for what would be her final concert.<p>By then Winehouse's struggles with drugs and alcohol had made her a punchline for late-night hosts and a choice target for gossip rags and relentless paparazzi. Kicking off what was supposed to be a European tour, …

Popular teacher Rafe Esquith says L.A. Unified is overreacting to a joke

From his modest classroom at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Koreatown, Rafe Esquith became an education superstar. His teaching techniques brought him world-wide recognition, and his books became models for how to engage young students.<p>But for about the last two months, Esquith has been …

Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Is It Happening?

My recent article on co-teaching offers a perspective on whether special educators feel they are getting an opportunity to fully use their …

Teaching

6 Young Adult Protagonists Who Aren’t White

“You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror?” Dominican-American author Junot Díaz once told an audience in New Jersey, “There's this idea …

The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

Books

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

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Book Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

<b>Shelved:</b> Young adult fiction (contemporary, science fiction) <b><br>Buy:</b> Hive <b><br>More:</b> Goodreads<p><i>“The best books, they don’t talk about things you never thought</i> …

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Review: New young adult fiction from Susin Nielsen, Sarah Henstra, Susan Juby and others

<b>The Game of Love and Death</b><p><i>By Martha Brockenbrough, Arthur A. Levine Books, 336 pages, $20.99</i><p>Teen love stories abound, but when have the personifications of love and death ever acted as characters in the plot? In this highly ambitious, strikingly original look at the star-crossed lovers trope, Love …

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