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THE GREAT HOMEWORK DEBATE: Why Your Answer Matters

Recently, I got a book from ASCD called Grading Smarter, Not Harder (Dueck, 2014) and one of the claims that the author makes is that there are many practices that teachers participate in, particularly around homework that “can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement.” 570 more words

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Leading Students

Working with students who are deemed “at-risk” of things that to list would take 2-16 hour brainstorming sessions to complete. ..maybe. My passion is helping to push and motivate, yes they are different, students to redeem their childhood dreams and create new options they did not know was possible. 26 more words

Friday 5: Finland, Swim Class, Sod Schoolhouses

The one-room schoolhouse is the stuff of legend in modern-day North America, and in an era when 4,000-student high schools are not uncommon, it’s easy to forget that one-room schools still exist. 675 more words

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WRITING-TO-LEARN: Why Summarizing and Note-Taking Matters

The ability to summarize is the ability to take loads of information and condense said material down to the only information that you need. It is more than copying what the sage on the stage is saying. 442 more words

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MORE THAN WORDS: How Alternative Diagrams Can Represent Learning

If you look at my Instagram at my prayer book or my journal that I use for teaching, you would think that I was a graphic designer or something that required drawing for a living. 289 more words

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ESWPIM Chapter 9

Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement

Eric Jensen, 2013.

Chapter 9 Reflection

I have finished reading the books – what’s next? 561 more words

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ESWPIM Chapters 7 & 8

Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement

Eric Jensen, 2013.

Chapters 7 & 8 Reflection

“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”

Chapter 7 focuses on ways that educators can engage students through energy and focus.   415 more words

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