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How we use data to create actionable plans for students

These days as teachers, we have tons of student performance data. Depending on what grade and subject you teach, you might have reading diagnostics, interim assessment data, exit tickets, or […]

Should we still teach kids to take notes by hand?

In a world where laptops, Chrome books and tablets are becoming more ubiquitous in classrooms and 1:1 programs are springing up at schools across the country, have you ever wondered […]

Five ways you can bring out creativity in your students

We have all been there. Staring down at an empty piece of paper and not being able to come up with anything. This also happens with our students when they […]

How you can get students involved in improving their community and environment

Now more than ever it is important that we encourage our kids to be the change in their community and help improve the lives of people who live there. However, […]

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How you can add computer science to your education curriculum next year

Do you remember when President Obama became the first US President to write a line of code? Computer science is becoming a huge part of what it means to be […]

How to keep kids learning over the summer

School’s out for summer! And as fun as that is to say, there’s a real danger for students during the summer: learning loss. Studies have shown that kids can lose […]

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Here’s how to help your kids process the news of last week

After the events of the past few days, we’re horrified. Shocked. Speechless. And while the killings of two more black men by the police are devastating, it is an obvious […]

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7 MOOCs to help you grow as a teacher

MOOC’s, or massive open online courses from places like Coursera, offer opportunities for educators at any level to acquire new skills, or learn more about the teaching profession. For New […]

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Three ways you can hack snow days for learning

If you live on the east coast of the states, chances are you had a snow day already (or two) this year. We had snow in New Jersey. For. Days. […]

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Brain Rules for teachers, part two

Did you get something out of last week’s Brain Rules post? I sure hope so. This week, we’ll look at the other six brain rules John Medina covers in his […]