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Effective Co-Teaching Strategies
By: Dr. Richard Villa
With inclusion on the rise, teachers are sharing classrooms more than ever and becoming an effective co-teaching partner is a teaching essential.    A co-teaching team typically includes a general...
Dos & Don'ts for Building Positive Student Relationships
By: Rachel Levy
Teaching is a unique profession because its success is based heavily on knowledge, craft, and relationships. No matter how strong the craft, imparting knowledge will be nearly impossible if the...
5 "Q.U.I.C.K." Steps of Reflective Practice
By: Dr. A. Douglas Eury, Dr. Jane King & John D. Balls
The power of reflection is a stimulant to improving one’s performance. It starts with an honest critique of our own performance and a commitment to continuous improvement. It is the most basic (and...
A Beginners Guide to Student Blogging
By: Pernille Ripp
This education article shares 11 great tips to make the most out of student blogging.
Reading Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (Part 2)
By: Janelle Cox
In this article, you will learn three additional reading strategies for your inclusion classroom: Repeated Reading, Language Experience Approach and Echo Reading.
Inclusive Classroom Reading Strategies
By: Janelle Cox
In the first of a two part article series, Janelle offers simple reading strategies for an inclusive classroom.
Parents as Educational Partners
By: Nancy W. Sindelar
Parents desperately want their children get good grades, be accepted into college, be employable, and be prepared to compete in world markets. Their cries for accountability and higher student...
Students Reading
By: Carol Brooke, M.S., M.Ed.
How can we encourage a student to read if he doesn’t want to read? We must delve deeper and find the reason before we can be successful. This is a challenging process, and as teachers already know,...
Cooperative Learning
By: Janelle Cox
Cooperative learning is an effective teaching strategy educator's use to help improve their students' understanding of a subject. During this process, students work in groups to complete a task with...
Student Assessment Tips
By: Ellen Kottler
Ever feel buried under the stack of assignments, tests, and quizzes just waiting for you to grade? Balancing lesson planning and grading can be a challenge for many teachers. Here is your six-step...

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