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RTI Education
By: Judy Stoehr
Now that you've got differentiated instruction down pat and your RTI essentials in place, it's time to get to the heart of this instructional trend: reaching those students who are still struggling...
By: Linda Allen
How often do your students ask to do the word problems in the math assignment first? How often do your students feel successful and confident with problem solving and computation?   If your answers...
By: Kim Olver
As an empowered teacher, you need to balance two things masterfully. You must balance important, meaningful relationships with your students with high expectations for them to do competent work. It...
By: Ignacio Lopez, Ed.D.
Often teachers are told, “You need to do a better job with classroom management.” Or “You need to do a good better job of differentiating instruction.” But how do we really “do” classroom management...
By: Glenn Wiebe
I’m sure many of you have spent some time talking with students about the ongoing crisis in Egypt. There are so many different directions you can go with the topic – political, environmental,...
By: Laura Preble
 Educator Laura Preble reflects on her experience with suicidal students and shares warning signs to help teachers prevent the tragedy of suicide in their schools. 
School Nutrition
By: Annie Condron
President Obama signed a new childhood nutrition act that will provide $4.5 billion over 10 years. Here’s a quick rundown of how this law will affect your school.
Teachers Fight Childhood Obesity
By: Assn for Childhood Education International
In this era of increasing accountability and high-stakes testing in schools, a serious paradox has surfaced. Children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate, and mounting evidence points to a...
By: Kim Haynes
From the elections to Michael Vick’s re-emergence as a starting quarterback, controversies are everywhere. They offer outstanding “teachable moments,” but these topics can be tricky to handle. Here...
Positive Teaching
By: Ignacio Lopez, Ed.D.
Are the pressures from administrators, parents and life outside of school hurting your teaching?   I’ve spent my career working with highly demanding urban high turnaround and selective enrollment...

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