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In Colorado, Maine, Alaska and other districts throughout the country, schools are saying goodbye to traditional grade levels.

 

The traditional way of students moving up a grade as the kids get older is being replaced by a new model that groups students by...

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, historical, diplomatic – and so many nuances to the story.

 

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It seems educators are all too quick to jump on any sign of separating students who learn differently and call it “tracking.”

 

Rather than off-handedly dismissing ability-based grouping, we need to rethink the traditional concept of tracking and...

Two big news items about class size and “innovative” approaches to education have our very own Mrs. Mimi, Jennifer Scoggin, sounding off about how administrators are missing the mark and setting students AND teachers up for failure.

Contrary to popular belief, “active engagement” involves more than “hands-on” instruction.

 

When students are fully engaged in a task, they are actively doing and actively thinking. While hands are engaged, minds should be questioning, sorting...

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