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Discussion about ideas for incorporating technology into lesson plans and focusing on the growth of life-long learners.

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What are you beliefs about your ability to deliver effective instruction while operating under school reforms?

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence studentlearning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Interview Participants needed

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Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Newborn Infant Care Tips

Started by Oscar Marin Mar 6, 2014. 0 Replies

First few weeks of caring infants are daunting for newbie parents. They really need to know how to care for infants. Read out here for some important tips on newborn infant care and share your view…Continue

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The Outsiders

Started by Kaitlyn Martin. Last reply by Thomas True Jan 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Anyone teaching S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders? I'm wanting to do some sort of kinesthetic activity that involves privileging some students and limiting others (maybe an obstacle course?) that drives…Continue

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Comment by Kaitlyn Martin on July 8, 2011 at 5:19pm
I see we had a few more people join. I'd really like to start some good discussions on this page. Please feel free to post!
Comment by Kaitlyn Martin on June 22, 2011 at 6:11pm
Yes, I am familiar with NoNoWriMo, but I have not tried it with any of my classes. Please feel free to share your experiences/tips/cautionary tales!
Comment by Sue Neese on June 22, 2011 at 2:36am

Are you familiar with NaNoWriMo?  My 6th/7th grade language arts class particpated last year; they wrote novels during the month of November, after setting goals for the number of words. The NaNoWriMo site keeps track of their goal and offers support to both students and teachers.

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Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
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The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More
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