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Have you ever been in school or attended a training class at work and asked yourself, “When will I ever use this information?” I have to admit that when I was a student, I thought it to myself. As a teacher, I promised my students...

Sarah Parrott, some rights reserved. As you begin to shift your focus back to school and your classroom, I’m sure your to-do list is becoming as long (and overwhelming) as mine was as a teacher. No matter how lengthy that list might be, I encourage you...

The recess whistle has just blown. I sit at my desk, shoveling in the last few bites of my lunch. As students enter the classroom, I smile and give them quick directions. They begin to settle in, and I grab the next math worksheet on...

The Every Student Succeeds Act defines professional development as "sustained, (not stand-alone, 1-day, and short-term workshops), intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, [and] classroom focused.” What is your vision for professional development under the new law?  In our latest edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert” we asked...

What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why? In our first edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert” we asked teachers: What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why? We’ve curated a few of...

Lexie Woo “Wisdom begins in wonder.” This quote, often attributed to the philosopher Socrates, perfectly describes my experience over the last few years implementing higher standards for my students. As a special educator, I deeply believe it’s important to hold students to the same high standards as...