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Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright (Part One)

For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, to high school seniors.

I did not choose this book. 1,097 more words

3 Steps to Create Expertise based on K. Anders Ericsson's Research

By  now, you have probably heard about the “10,000” rule, the notion, popularized by Malcom Gadwell, that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an “expert” in a skill. 556 more words

Carol Dweck

Math Widgets & Math Widgets II

There are two definitions for the term widget.  First, a widget is a small gadget or mechanical device that performs a useful function. In this context, the term is often applied to a device where the actual name is unknown or unspecified.   802 more words

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9 Ways Schools Can Support Trans Students

By Kelly Huegel, author of GLBTQ

Never have transgender issues been in the mainstream as much as they are now. When I first wrote GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens… 1,004 more words

Free Spirit Author

Healthy and Appropriate Food Talk in the Classroom

By Liz Bergren

At times, an elementary classroom teacher is responsible for overseeing the distribution of food in the lunchroom or classroom. More than likely, discussions around food and what kids are eating will come up in these circumstances. 886 more words

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Kids work like crazy when they have a purpose

What does motivation look like? I saw it in the faces of about 40 kids at Irondale High School (MN) on Saturday morning. They were the KnightKrawler robotics team members, gathered in the library at 9:30 a.m., waiting for the “big reveal.” 486 more words

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Special Needs

By Andrew Hawk

Pull-out teaching models are falling out of use whether we agree or disagree with the change. Every year, federal and state departments of education raise the amount of time special education students are expected to spend in general education classrooms. 987 more words

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