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May 16

Mastery Takes Time

New Teacher

You won’t be a master teacher on your first day, or your first week, or even your first year. You will have moments that are masterful, but true mastery is consistent and seamless. It takes time to get there. Don’t let that discourage you. ​You were probably a good student yourself and are used to “getting” things […]

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May 02

Bad Advice

Teaching

All of us can use a little advice. But there is a lot of bad advice out there. Below are the top 5 worst pieces of advice given to teachers we’ve heard. Bad Advice # 1: You Need a Teaching Make-Over. Whenever you struggle in one area of your teaching, it is tempting to attempt a […]

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Differentiation Is Not Supposed To Hurt
Apr 11

Differentiation Is Not Supposed To Hurt

Differentiation

Just the other day, I tried to fast forward over a commercial playing on my car radio. That’s when I knew that I had lost it. You see, I am so used to being able to skip a song I don’t like on Pandora, or fast-forward through a television show, that I expect almost everything to work […]

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The Problem with Differentiated Instruction
Apr 04

The Problem with Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation

​When you hear the phrase “Differentiated Instruction” what comes to mind first?If you’re like many of the teachers and administrators I work with, you’re probably thinking……Multiple assignments…Extra lesson planning…More work (for the teacher not the students)…Learning styles, multiple intelligences, and learning modalities…Dumbing downIt’s a shame really.Differentiated Instruction is a way to make the learning accessible […]

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