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Educational Services Consultant: Literacy, Technology, and AIW. Certified Google Innovator. Staff Developer

From Topic to Thesis, Teaching Students to Write Argument

One of the most difficult things to teach young writers is how to develop a thesis that demonstrates an argument-worthy topic. And now with the Common Core State Standards emphasizing argument, teachers everywhere work tirelessly to help students be savvy … Continue reading

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Beginning of the Year Laptop Expectations for the Classroom

  August signals the return to school for students and educators across the country. The beginning of the year is often filled with reconnecting with friends, building communities in the classroom, and handing out textbooks. But in some schools, students … Continue reading

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Contemporary Literacy Curriculum, #MakeLitREAL

This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing. This month’s question is “Do you believe curriculum needs to be more relevant … Continue reading

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6 Keys to Planning and Delivering Effective Professional Learning

This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing. This month’s question is “If you were calling the shots how would you … Continue reading

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10 Instructional Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

In a Differentiated Classroom, teachers begin where students are, not from the front of the textbook. They recognize the strengths and areas of growth in each individual and use multiple instructional practices to meet student needs and boost them up … Continue reading

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