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Nov 15

Hold On to Your “Why”

Teacher Tips , Teaching

The teachers who stay in teaching, the teachers who become really great teachers are those that find and live their why. If you lose sight of why you want to teach, the challenges of teaching will overwhelm you. Your why will give you focus, it will give you energy on the days when you are […]

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Jun 10

Summer Professional Development – The “Non-traditional” List

Instructional Leadership , Professional Development , Teacher Tips

Here are some non-tradional ways to invest in your development this summer: Work with people outside of your comfort zone – they may be a different population of students, adults instead of students, non-educators instead of professional peers.   Bone up on your content – learn about current applications of the content you teach, audit […]

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Apr 11

Student Engagement Part I

Teacher Tips , Teaching

I recently caught up with my dear friend and colleague Allison Zumuda at the ASCD Annual Conference. We got to talking about student engagement. Everyone says that they want to see more students actively engaged in their learning but few teachers or administrators really understand what true student engagement is or what it looks like. […]

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