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Five Steps to Great Parent Relationships

 

We all know the feeling. The blinking voicemail light, the pink phone message from the secretary, the email in-box with the oh-no-please-no-not-her name in bold. The Parent. It isn’t always bad news, but it does seem it almost always causes a little stomach...

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Give Your Students the Gift of Routines

  

In my very first graduate class for my MAT, I was assigned a short paper, to be titled “The History of My Education.” Seemed benign enough. I took it to be one of those cutesy getting-to-know-you activities that we teachers love to frontload when we meet a new...

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An Unexpected Perspective on Classroom Design

 

As part of my role as a testing coordinator, I am charged with the dubious task of visiting classrooms to assess them for readiness as high stakes testing environments. In short, this means telling colleagues, in excruciating detail, exactly how much visible information...

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How to STOP Doing It All

 

The best advice I ever got in student teaching came on my very first day. There I was, the eager graduate student, bright eyed and enthusiastic and just brimming with ideas and help-full-ness. I was bound and determined to be useful. Sure, I had been warned that my cooperating teacher...

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