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Many schools have their own matters of contention: attendance, standardized testing scores, misconduct, discipline- just to name a few. But it's how you deal with those issues that make your classroom, school and district stronger. The initiative …
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Websites like Angie's List and UrbanSpoon give consumers the ability to research different service providers, entertainment, and restaurants. Ratings from consumers are given to local hot spots as well as an array of comments. I would be lying if I sai…
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It's no secret that we don't feel the same way about every teacher we had growing up. We loved some, hated others. There were some teachers whom we learned a lot from, and others, well, we didn't learn as much as we should have. Some teachers I wanted to i…
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It is no secret that historically, black students, specifically black male students, have had lower graduation rates than their other student counterparts. The question has always been why? Why are these students struggling to stay in school and, at best, …
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Help with the Common Core StandardsWith all the changes within the Common Core Standards and Pennsylvania Core Standards, how are you and your staff to make sense of it all? Below is just an idea or scaffolding on how to set up your staff training pertaini…
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A baker's dozen steps to creating effective learning centers that engage students in learningBy Dr. Paula A. CalabreseLearning Centers are small areas such as a corner, an alcove, or a table or computer workstation that is set aside within a classroom wher…
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Implications for Teaching and Learning: Session OneWith all the changes with Common Core Standards and Pennsylvania Core Standards, how are you to make sense of it all and providing training for your staff? OnHand Schools is proud to offer you a solution t…
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Not until reformers ask why teachers leave the profession in droves will we accurately diagnose the problemArticle was taken from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By David MorrisIn case auld acquaintance be forgot, “A Nation at Risk,” the landmark Reagan commission…
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As I sit at my desk and reflect on the types of assessments I had in school growing up, I see bubble sheets, essay tests in blue booklets and PSSAs. However, it never really occurred to me that the fun projects we did in school were, in fact, assessment…
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THEORY INTO PRACTICE (TIP)By: Dr. Paula A. CalabreseHere’s a TIP for Busy, Overscheduled Practitioners to Make the Educator Effectiveness System Work for EveryoneWith the onset of the recent changes in the teacher evaluation process, principals and teac…
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