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Blog Post Teacher Reflections – Did We Reach The Goal?

Teacher Reflections – Did We Reach The Goal?

Many of us have just ended the school year or are nearing the end of the year. Time to start thinking about summer fun in the sun, vacation and spending time with family.  But, if you are like most effective teachers, you are also thinking about your school year and wondering what you could have …

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Blog Post Ease the Stress of State Testing

Ease the Stress of State Testing

State testing Season has arrived! Monday it begins ~ the test many students (and teachers) dread all year and many stress out about. It shouldn’t be this way. Why is there so much time, attention and resources given to a test? We participate in professional development all year that reminds us that good teaching includes …

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Blog Post Reflective Students in 5 Easy Steps

Reflective Students in 5 Easy Steps

Do you ever ask your students to reflect on their learning?  If someone was to ask your students, “how do you learn?” would they really know how they learn best? A few years ago, I worked at a charter school where student reflection was part of the school culture.  Students understood how to assess their …

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Blog Post Keeping Rigor High Before a Break

Keeping Rigor High Before a Break

It is two weeks until Spring break, state testing begins a few weeks after we return, students are tired, and let’s face it, teachers are tired.  How do you overcome the tiredness and the apathy to keep the rigor high until the break.    First take a deep breath and know that you are making …

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