classroom management

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Aug'17

Ready for New School Year?

New School Year – Are you ready?  “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, …

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13

Mar'17

Managing Grades

It’s Not to Late to Modify Grading Guidelines Four approaches to grading revolutionized my planning and grading for teaching middle, …

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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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16

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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10

Aug'16

Students Starters Enhance Teaching

Student Starters Now is a good time to plan on releasing more responsibility for learning to your students. The first …

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05

Dec'15

Prep for Semester Exam

Prepare Now to Assess  Begin now and ensure that your students will be ready to do well on the semester …

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24

Jun'15

Organizing a Week of Speeches

Speaking and Listening in CCSS Consider the two sides of communication: the SPEAKER and the LISTENER as you continue to …

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Jan'15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lots of websites offer lessons to celebrate and commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to our nation …

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09

Nov'14

Presentations for NCTE and CEL 2014

NCTE and CEL 2014 were Inspiring! Thanks for joining me  in Washington, DC area , November 19-25 for the 2014  National Council …

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23

Jun'14

Summer Institute on Assessment

Still time to register and attend!   Institute on Critical Issues: Assessment July 17-19, 2014 No matter the status of your …

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