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Who wants EVERY Friday off? I DO, I DO… or do I?

 

Schools around the country are considering the four-day work week to deal with extreme budget cuts. With a shorter week, these schools can save thousands of dollars a year on busing costs and building utilities.

As we approach the end of holidays, it is common to see a spike in classroom management problems as many students have a tendency to think the school year is over before it actually is...

 

Of course, a teacher must set the tone in order to maintain effective classroom...

How did I let the New York Times and Bruce Springsteen get my educational goat on Thanksgiving?

 

Battling the fatigue of turkey-based tryptophan overdose and trying to tune out the barrage of Christmas music that fills my house every year until December 26, I...

When it comes to the school day, how long is too long?  

 

Educational technology leader, Will Richardson, recently said “If you're not uncomfortable right now in education, you're not paying attention”. It is clear that our American education needs to...

As the State Regents Exams draw close, it’s time to start teaching to the test if you haven’t already.

 

Those who don’t fall into the trap of test prep turn their noses up arguing that students should have learned the skills to pass an exam without ever...

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