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Just like the beginning of every school year, your principal will hold a faculty meeting (or two...or three...or more) at which he/she will explain the importance of parent involvement on a child's education.

 

There is no doubt that there is a strong positive correlation...

Math Facts

As teachers of all grade levels know very well, it is extremely difficult to teach students higher order math algorithms when they are not fluent with their basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  If students are not...

Tim Knowles is the Lewis-Sebring Director of the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. UEI is an innovative education program that combines charter schools, teacher education and research in their quest to provide reliable, excellent schooling for children in urban America.

In my previous teaching life, and by that I mean in my heinous first job, I was forced to work with a scripted curriculum that made me feel more like a robot than an actual professional.

 

Let me paint a picture for you.

Sometimes it seems like Mathematics and Language Arts teachers have it easy. Okay, I wouldn't actually say that one of them because I know how hard they work under the enormous pressure of standardized tests that many Science teachers like me do not have to face.

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