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Jan 05, 2016

Re-Energize Your Classroom in the New Year
Inviting student agency in the New Year encourages buy-in during the long winter months. Student ownership inspires new ways of engagement and more meaningful lessons.

Are you looking to do something new or a little different in your classroom. This article provides some ideas that will up the interest level in your class. Take a look.

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

I have been both the recipient and the caller of positive phone calls home. Here's why you need to do more of them. Hint, it will make your life easier.

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning
The pressure to give A's as grades is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

Can the elimination of grading as we know it improve learning? One educator talks about using alternative assessment and feedback methods and the results that they produce.



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