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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Arent

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7 Out of This World Apps For Teachers

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Coach John Wooden’s Take on TEACHERS

No written word, no spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Nor all the books on all the shelves. It’s what the TEACHERS are THEMSELVES. http://on.ted.com/d08Ac

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Education is NOT All About College and Career Readiness. It’s About the JOURNEY!!!

“We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. … Continue reading

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Lucy Calkins Weighs in on the 2014 NYS ELA Test

Thanks to Kevin Glynn of Lace to the Top for sharing this excellent analysis. From Lucy Calkins: From all I hear, the jury is no longer out in New York State. Last year, the NYS ELA–a test that was described … Continue reading

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The 500-Pound Gorilla

  12 years ago this article made frightening  predictions. Sadly, they are a reality today in American education. PHI DELTA KAPPAN October 2002 The 500-Pound Gorilla By Alfie Kohn The best reason to give a child a good school. . … Continue reading

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From the Pages of My Writer’s Notebook

For many years now I’ve asked my students to bring in a photograph (or a digital image) and write an entry in their Writer’s Notebooks using the image as a source of inspiration. I believe it’s very important for teachers … Continue reading

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