National Board Certification: Meaningful Professional Development

National Board Certification: Meaningful Professional Development In the past 16 years I have spent a lot of time in professional development workshops and in-service trainings. Many times the focus of these training sessions dealt with student literacy [...]

Amplifying Thinking Routines Using Technology Tools

Amplifying Thinking Routines Using Technology Tools Have you heard of Project Zero’s Thinking Routines? If so, how have you used them? Thinking routines are “designed to promote students' thinking, such as asking students what they know, what they want [...]

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 [...]

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