Collaboration and Assessment

Collaboration and Assessment

A classroom without some opportunity for students to collaborate is uncommon. Teachers encourage students to talk and share when doing group work, studying for tests,…

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Why Should I Read This?

Why Should I Read This?

Right now my students are reading Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood. Well, I think they’re reading. From the groans and complaints this morning,…

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Cheating in High School

Cheating in High School

A lesson that I’ve used the past two years is to have my students watch one of the “Cheating in High School” videos on YouTube…

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Star-Struck: The New Vs. The Old

Star-Struck: The New Vs. The Old

I heard a strange comment from a student the other day. A group of students was talking about their classes, and one student started to…

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Get Out of the Way

Get Out of the Way

Most teachers like to be in control. It’s part of the job. Imagine 30 middle school or high school students in a small space with…

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Using The Five Love Languages With Your Team

Using The Five Love Languages With Your Team

The 5 love languages http://www.5lovelanguages.com, created by Gary Chapman, explain the different ways people show and receive love. Chapman believes that each person has a…

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I Am a Teacher

I Am a Teacher

Today, after a couple of really stressful days of work, I was packing up my bag with writing responses to grade at home when I…

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