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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...
Struggling readers have a number of barriers to their success that can be overcome if they are properly understood and addressed. Left unchecked, these barriers can grow into an unmanageable weight...
By: Sindhu Nair
If the national school schedule does change from traditional to year-round, it will undoubtedly have lasting effects on the family and the community. Family vacations, child care, and routine living...
ELL Lesson Plans
By: Jane Hill and Cynthia Bjork
 With the increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in regular education classrooms, it is important to balance practicing a new skill or new knowledge with differentiated assignments to...
By: Adam J. Cox, PhD
For those of us committed to helping children overcome learning challenges, the quest to teach social skills is particularly important. Social learning impairments are associated with a wide variety...
By: John Davis Jr.
Is there any better way to get your PD requirements done than at home in your pajamas? Let's weigh the pros & cons to find out. In the world of 21st-Century educators, there are tons of online ...
By: Kim Haynes
The childhood obesity epidemic pops up regularly on the evening news; First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a central focus of her time in the White House with her Let’s Move campaign. But did you...
By: Kelly Agrelius
While the paperless classroom is not yet a reality, long past are the days when the Xerox machine was a teacher’s best friend.  As ‘going green’ catches on with young and old alike, eco-friendly...
By: Kim Haynes
Among all the resources teachers wish they had more of, time is always on top of the list. How often do you get to a key point in a lesson – and the bell rings?  Block scheduling is meant to address...

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