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Why Are We Meeting – Strategies for Effective Meetings

We’ve all been there – a terrible meeting. We don’t why we are there, people are talking over each other, it feels like a...

5 Formative Assessment Tips for the New School Year

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What is capable support?

What is Capable Support?

I am an Instructional Coach and Reading Specialist at a large urban high school. I am also Ani’s mom. Ani is autistic and intellectually disabled.  According...

3 Tips for a Stress-Free End to the School Year

The end of the school year brings excitement and stress for both teachers and students. With summer approaching everyone is understandably ready for a...

7 Reasons Why Differentiated Instruction Works

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Differentiated instruction (DI) begins with an accurate understanding of what DI is—and is not. You may be surprised how easy it is to incorporate...

Writing and STEM: A Crucial Combination

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When we think about what a scientist or a mathematician looks like, we rarely see a pen or pencil in hand composing a report...

Diversity: From Abstract Idea to Concrete Reality

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Inclusion, Diversity, Culture, Equity….tell me, what do you think when you hear these words and how do you define these concepts? Depending on your...
Project-based learning for global engagement

Project-Based Learning for Global Readiness

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The narrative of “global readiness” has a pitfall. When we talk about global readiness, we project it into the future. We discuss, “how will...

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