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I had a conversation recently with a colleague of mine who asked one of her AP Biology students why they didn't seem to care about passing the class. The surprising response is an indictment of what we're doing to our kids in today's "high-stakes" public school environment.

 

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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 is not only possible to have both; it is imperative.

 

Here are...

One of my favorite classroom projects to build class unity is making tie dye t-shirts with my class. Not only does it bring everyone together, but it makes it easy to keep track of kids on field trips and show our classroom pride on field day.

 

If you follow these simple,...

E-learning, like most aspects of the applied sciences and education, is a rapidly growing and changing field. New technologies are constantly being implemented that let students and teachers better interact both in the classroom and outside of it — not only at the college level, but in K-...

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 are rarely or never, you’re not alone....

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