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Election Day Resources for Educators
posted by: Alix | October 03, 2012, 10:47 am   

We're just a month away from the 2012 presidential election! This is an essential period for teachers wishing to teach more about civics and the American political process. Fortunately there are a ton of resources out there. Here are ten of our favorites:
Using Skype in the Classroom
posted by: Alix | September 26, 2012, 01:00 pm   

Have you experimented with Skype in the classroom?  This new educational trend is surprisingly flexible, immediately engages students, and is probably easier than you think.  With the ever-increasing role of technology in the classroom, more and more classes are experimenting with and embracing Skype.


Holding High Expectations
posted by: Alix | September 19, 2012, 02:34 pm   


It appears that everywhere you turn people have been talking about having high expectations in your classroom.  It’s no wonder, either.  The benefits of having high expectations have been known for decades, going back to Harvard Professor Robert Rosenthal.  Rosenthal found that when teachers expected students to dramatically increase their IQ, students did.

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Professional Development…
posted by: Alix | September 12, 2012, 03:02 pm   

Yes, you may still be settling into the classroom and struggling with teaching routines, but you still need to earn professional development credits. Webinars are a great way to earn those credits because they don't require travel and can be done from the ease of your home. Also, with so many groups hosting webinars, it's easy to find training for the particular area that you need. Below, I've listed some webinars occurring in the next month that I think are worth checking out.
Collaborating as Educators
posted by: Alix | September 05, 2012, 03:30 pm   

Teaching has often been characterized as an isolated profession. For centuries it was one teacher in one building or one classroom. Even when we have a team to work with, we often find ourselves isolated from other teachers and disconnected from the families of our students. It's well-known that the isolated nature of teaching is one of its weakest points and discourages talented individuals from considering a career in teaching.
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