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Graphic organizer... that’s just a fancy name for a worksheet, right?


Well, not exactly. A graphic organizer is designed to present information in a different, more visual way. These organizers can increase student comprehension because they help students categorize...

Is it just me or is rudeness EVERYWHERE?


No teacher would ever abide a student screaming insults at another student giving a presentation. Nor would you allow a student to interrupt someone talking during a class discussion.


Yet that’s the example...

How can we encourage teen girls to stick with math and science?


Studies have shown for years that up until the age of about twelve, girls are at least as likely as boys to show interest in Math and Science courses. They show equal or superior skill in these areas...

“The best way to understand how to teach second language learners is to try to learn a second language yourself.” That’s what the speaker at the meeting said.


And so I embarked on a journey.

In Wounded by School, Kristin Olson describes what she learned after interviewing 100 students on the margins. She realized that the conventional classroom fails to serve 70-80% of modern learners who are “incredibly wired, connected and collaborating and used to doing a lot more...


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