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Common Core Training

A year ago, top officials in the school leadership world were worried. It seemed to them that principals were being overlooked in national conversations about how to get educators ready for the Common Core State Standards.

 

But that is changing. The past six months have seen a surge of activity to acquaint principals with the new standards and teach them how to lead their staff members through the profound changes that are required to turn the new expectations into classroom instruction.

Student Book Club Guide

Don't let the "summer slide" erode all the reading progress your students have made this year. Encourage students to keep reading over the summer by forming book clubs!

 

We've created a Student Book Club Guide to share with your students and their parents to help you get the ball rolling.

Obsolete School Lessons

For better or worse, some teaching topics and students lessons are falling out of favor in current curriculum.

 

Here are the top 12 things you learned in school that may not be taught today.

Teacher Blogs

In honor of summer, we want to share some awesome teacher bloggers that you should catch up on over break.

 

Here is a list of 26 awesome teacher blogs to check out divided by grade, subject or specialty:

Student Led Instruction

Teaching tools, tricks, and ideas are an essential component of a teacher’s ‘arsenal’ when it comes to having engaged students and strong teachable moments. 

 

The one tool that I rely heavily upon is a concept I termed as ‘Teach Me.’ Simply, Teach Me is when the teacher lets the student teach a concept to them.

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