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Jan'17

Celebrate and Educate

Black History Month and Common Core In the United States, February is Black (African-American) History Month, a time when many …

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24

Jan'17

Picture Books in Middle and High School

Picture Books for Older Students Plan now to avoid SPRING SLUMP. In many schools, May is the winding down month …

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10

Jan'17

Oral Book Report Prep

Practice together, then assign students oral reports on independent reading books. Adapt the handout for a whole class or small …

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01

Jan'17

Talk Teaches

Sentence Starters Invigorate Conversation   Guided talking teaches students to think, listen, and rethink. Observing students talking teaches teachers what they …

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28

Dec'16

Midyear – THE TYRANNY OF TIME!

  Reflection and Projection on Practice Are you a new teacher? A veteran in the classroom? Or a student teacher …

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23

Nov'16

Mentoring is the Key!

Most long term teachers are successful and satisfied in the profession because of the generosity and support of those who …

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23

Nov'16

Convention Discount Approved

August 16, 2016 Dear Retired and Soon-to-be Retired Friends, Thanks so much for taking the time to read our update …

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Sep'16

Evaluating Proposed Solutions

Educators today are using blogs as a way for students to practice writing persuasive and argumentative essays based on current events. …

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Sep'16

Hispanic History Month 9/16-10/16

Hispanic Month and Common Core  What an exciting time to feature the contributions of Latina/Latino Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers!   …

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Sep'16

OKAY LATE Pass

MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF   High school and college students often have complex schedules. Events in and out of school …

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