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Resources for the Great American Eclipse
posted by: Melissa | August 10, 2017, 01:48 pm   

On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will stretch from the Pacific to the Atlantic, stretching across the entirety of the continental United States. The eclipse will begin around Newport, OR at 10:15 am (local time) and will end around Charleston, SC at 2:48 pm (local time). This means that the majority of the United States will be in school during the eclipse, with some schools even extending hours to avoid sending students home during the darkest period.

Taking Control of Your Professional Development with Research
posted by: Melissa | August 08, 2017, 01:45 pm   

This week, we have a guest blog by the Effortful Educator. It’s the first post in a series on research and professional development. The rest of the series can be found on the Effortful Educator website.

This is the introduction to a series meant to empower the classroom teacher to take control of their professional development through research. So often, a teachers only experience with professional development is the prescribed whole-school PD that takes place perhaps once a month or through a school-wide book club. While these development opportunities can be valuable, I believe the teacher should also have the ability to find, read, and implement ideas/skills/concepts for their own development.

Weekly News Round-Up for August 4th
posted by: Melissa | August 04, 2017, 11:51 am   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we’re mourning with educators in Minneapolis and send our prayers out to them.

How to Use Anchor Charts in the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | August 03, 2017, 01:51 pm   

Posters and charts have long been a part of the classroom environment. They are effective ways for teachers to pass on information in a visual manner and to remind students of material that’s been covered in the past. In the past, these visual teaching elements have been store bought or were made by the teacher ahead of time with pre-determined content. However, a new type of chart is flipping that on its head.

Books to Help You Start the School Year Off Strong
posted by: Melissa | August 01, 2017, 03:13 pm   

Across the country, teachers are setting up classrooms, writing curriculum, and getting ready to start the new school year. As teachers it’s too easy to rely on the habits we’ve developed over the years and what has always worked for us, however this time of year that we spend re-evaluating what we do is the perfect time of year to go back to the basics.

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