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In my role of Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Schoolcraft Community Schools, my favorite tasks are providing innovative classroom strategies to my teachers and collaborating with them to lead to greater student success. After seeing the new report from Educators for High...

My husband and I recently bought our first home. You always hear about the challenges of home ownership, but you don’t quite understand them until you actually own your own home. The electricity went out in our neighborhood in our first week, blowing a fuse...

Teacher-to-teacher advice is often the most insightful and most useful tool we have to shape our classrooms. This type of collaboration among teachers can spark new ideas, new approaches, and even improve student learning. Below are three awesome pieces that includes advice from fellow teachers. 1. Get Creative with...

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...