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Community-Driven Classroom Management
Posted on Aug 24, 2016
  • Josie Pack
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Positive School Climate
Community-Driven Classroom Management

After several long, deep breaths, I begin to remember what these first weeks are really about. I won’t be overwhelming my students with an explicit lesson on narrative writing during day one. I won’t be diving into comprehension quizzes on day two. I must go slow to go fast. Establish norms. Build my classroom community.

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Are We Punished When Rewarding and Rewarded When We Punish?
Posted on May 18, 2016
  • Jeffrey Sprague
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  • Positive School Climate
Are We Punished When Rewarding and Rewarded When We Punish?

In his book “Thinking Fast and Slow” (Kahneman, 2011), Daniel Kahneman tells us many critical things about how our minds work, and how those processes affect the manner in which we make decisions.

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Making Mistakes: It’s a Good Thing
Posted on May 11, 2016
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
Making Mistakes: It’s a Good Thing

The essence of learning is change. For learning to take place, there must be a change in behavior, cognition, or emotion. In all cases, learning is change. It's not just a good idea, it's the law. If there is no change, there is no learning.

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MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 2 of 2
Posted on May 4, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • General Education
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Struggling Students
MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 2 of 2

I am more than a teacher. I am an activator. I'm tasked with lighting thousands upon thousands of little ‘aha’ moments in little minds each year. Not each spark takes hold, but others explode! Sometimes, I get to see the magic take hold in the most powerful of ways. Part 2 of 2.

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MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2

I am more than a teacher. I am an activator. I'm tasked with lighting thousands upon thousands of little ‘aha’ moments in little minds each year. Not each spark takes hold, but others explode! Sometimes, I get to see the magic take hold in the most powerful of ways.

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What did you learn today?
Posted on Apr 20, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
What did you learn today?

As we implement higher standards across the country, it has become increasingly important that we identify and use a variety of strategies to assess student learning so that the appropriate interventions may be provided.

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