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Civil Discourse is Doable
Posted on Oct 12, 2016
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Positive School Climate
  • Professional Development
Civil Discourse is Doable

If we as educators can’t provide frameworks and processes for students to have intelligent and respectful conversations about the leadership of our country, where are our young people going to learn to be active citizens? In my mind, learning the art and practice of civil discourse is an integral responsibility of public education in the United States.

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The Making of a Mentor
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Professional Development
The Making of a Mentor

Recently, I was again offered the opportunity to mentor some new teachers, and this time, with a bit more experience and training, I hope to do a better job. Mentoring fellow teachers is important work and can be mutually rewarding, but a mentor has to be more than just a paid buddy.

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Community-Driven Classroom Management
Posted on Aug 24, 2016
  • Josie Pack
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Positive School Climate
Community-Driven Classroom Management

After several long, deep breaths, I begin to remember what these first weeks are really about. I won’t be overwhelming my students with an explicit lesson on narrative writing during day one. I won’t be diving into comprehension quizzes on day two. I must go slow to go fast. Establish norms. Build my classroom community.

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Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Students
Posted on Dec 16, 2015
  • AshaLee Ortiz
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Parental Involvement
Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Students

In the digital age, we have the world at our fingertips. However, nothing truly compares to experiencing something firsthand. If experience is the best teacher, then there is a strong rationale for field trips.

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