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21 Apr 14

Advice to Syracuse University's graduates: the need for kindness and all the things working against our actually achieving it, the risk in focusing too much on “success,”

19 Apr 14

An open letter to her English students, a veteran teacher of nearly three decades bemoans the standardized tests she gives and questions how they assess what she really teaches and values in class. Thought provoking- she asserts that the educational system is set to make students pliable.

19 Apr 14

An open letter why TFA hurts the very groups (under-served, under-privileged kids as well as teachers) it supposedly supports. Thought provoking-possible AOW, persuasive writing, and/or changing face of American politics discussion.

18 Apr 14

This list of 14 websites that offer free ebooks for teachers is a great resources for the tech savvy teacher who is interested in integrating technology.

06 Apr 14

The idea of co-constructing knowledge with students can be a scary thing for many of us teachers. The age-old role of teacher as orator, director, sage has been handed down for centuries and most of u

02 Apr 14

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.

02 Apr 14

This week, students across the state are taking the standardized STAAR test. However, in La Vernia, one middle school parent said her family is opting out this year.

29 Mar 14

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09 Feb 14

Many classrooms could benefit by making students more responsible for things that teachers are accustomed to doing for them, principal Tom Bonnell says.

30 Jan 14

No matter how old you are, you will always remain a Lego fan. The good folks over at Google seem to share the same sentiment and have released a virtual Le - Tech2

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