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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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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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Are We Punished When Rewarding and Rewarded When We Punish?
Posted on May 18, 2016
  • Jeffrey Sprague
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  • Positive School Climate
Are We Punished When Rewarding and Rewarded When We Punish?

In his book “Thinking Fast and Slow” (Kahneman, 2011), Daniel Kahneman tells us many critical things about how our minds work, and how those processes affect the manner in which we make decisions.

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MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2

I am more than a teacher. I am an activator. I'm tasked with lighting thousands upon thousands of little ‘aha’ moments in little minds each year. Not each spark takes hold, but others explode! Sometimes, I get to see the magic take hold in the most powerful of ways.

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Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction
Posted on Feb 3, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction

How One Teacher is Working Her Magic to Help Struggling Students Reclaim Their Education, Part 2 of 2

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