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Described as essential characteristics for success, the 16 Habits of Mind help educators and learners navigate classroom and life challenges. They range from managing...

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All educators need a basic set of knowledge and skills that promote English learners' achievement. But that’s where many teacher-preparation programs stop.  In our new book,...

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Susan Brookhart’s forthcoming short-format publication, Grading and Group Work, will connect you with strategies that increase student collaboration, as called for by the Common...

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