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6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again - time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one....

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By Jason Flom Peer-to-peer observation—that is, teachers observing teachers—is the most powerful way for teachers to improve their practice.  However, simply having teachers visit other...

10 Inspiring Quotes for Teaching and Engaging Students in Poverty

In his book Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, seasoned educator...

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