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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

November 21, 2017

10 Ways Teachers/Principals Can Celebrate Student Success

Most education professionals would agree that the job of “teacher” includes many other roles and responsibilities in addition to that of “instructor.” We are motivators, facilitators, listeners, peace-makers, organizers, managers, planners, data collectors, learners, visionaries, and so on. The list goes on, but in today's post I would like to focus on the role of “motivator" and how teachers and principals can motivate students by celebrating their achievements!

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September 25, 2017

How to Use the Circle of Viewpoints Routine with Students

Circle of viewpoints is a “thinking routine” protocol featured in the book, Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. If you are not familiar with this book or the concept of Visible Thinking, check out this blog’s previous professional development articles here.

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June 26, 2017

3 Summertime Professional Development Topics for Teachers & Principals

The summer is a great time to enhance skills, improve units and add to professional knowledge. During the school year, teachers and principals are often so busy with teaching, planning, meetings, and data collection that there is little time left for their professional growth.

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June 14, 2017

8 Ways to Become a Literacy-Savvy Principal

Principals are the pillars of schools. Teachers, students, parents, custodians, paraprofessionals, and the lunch staff turn to principals for guidance and expertise. With such a wide range of people needing the advice of the principal, it can be overwhelming to be knowledgeable or up-to-date on every topic that comes to the school table.

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May 16, 2017

How Principals and Specialists Can Get Feedback from Teachers

Let's be honest, asking for feedback from colleagues is not the easiest thing to do. I find myself to be my own worst critic, so I do not know why I am always so nervous about asking my co-workers for feedback (in fact, they are a usually easier on me than I am on myself). I think the idea of someone else “judging” us or our work is what makes most of us nervous about putting ourselves out there.

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May 11, 2017

A Guide to Getting Feedback from Students and Using It to Improve Your Teaching

The end of the school year and the summer time is a reflective time for me, as I am sure it is for most educators. An important part of my reflection is the feedback I receive from my students.

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