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As teachers we are always looking for ways to help students be more engaged and take ownership of their own learning. Instead of students viewing each task as "just another assignment," how awesome would it be if our students actually saw the purpose and actually set...

Everyday when students walk into my classroom, as they find their seats and I walk around building relationships by commenting on unique statement tees, Skittles for breakfast, and the occasional sick child my students know to open up what I call a “Learning Target Tracker”...

If you’re like me, one of my favorite things about each new school year is meeting my new students and implementing my new lesson ideas. This week I’ve included a great Buzzfeed list full of seriously creative get to know you ideas from some of our teachers friends...

I'm sure you know all too well, the excitement that comes with the first day of school. All of our summer planning and prepartion can finally be put to good use. The first day sets the tone for the rest of the year, and it's important that we...

By Brett Kern I’ve always believed that no matter where a kid is from, if he or she puts her mind to something, practices, and aims high – anything is possible. But kids can’t do this by themselves, they need support from good teachers and coaches...

As we all know, August brings high temperatures along with the opportunity to prepare for a classroom structured around high standards. Take a look at the four pieces below, which just might spark some creativity in your lesson plans and make this year the best yet! MY...