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How Do We Guide a Student Teacher in a Year When We Are All Still Learning?

How Do We Guide a Student Teacher in a Year When We Are All Still Learning? As a cooperative teacher, my hope for my student teacher is the same one I carry for my students: a desire to [...]

Mindfulness Matters: A Middle School’s Experience with Managing School Avoidance

Mindfulness Matters: A Middle School’s Experience with Managing School Avoidance What does calm mean in a middle school? It might sound like students presenting pieces of writing in clear, sure voices in a language arts classroom, or offering [...]

Design to Make a Difference at Highland Middle School: Empowering Students to Solve Problems at School

Design to Make a Difference at Highland Middle School: Empowering Students to Solve Problems at School Students have a unique perspective on the life of a school. We wondered what would happen if we asked students to identify [...]

The Fall of Grades

The Fall of Grades “Grades during this time should be used as feedback instead of instruments of compliance.” The Illinois Governor, J. B. Pritzker, made this statement when announcing that schools across the state would be closed until [...]

“What do you notice?” Writing Like the Experts

“What do you notice?” Writing Like the Experts In our classrooms, we spend time brainstorming and coming up with interesting and personalized writing topics. We take hours to gather relevant research. We invest the time in helping students plan [...]

3 Ideas to Fit Problem-Based Learning Into Your Instruction

3 Ideas to Fit Problem-Based Learning Into Your Instruction One thing that is a constant in our profession is that nothing is constant. Pedagogy, technology, assessments, and even the students themselves are ever-evolving, and it sometimes feels like [...]

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