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Q&A: David Truss on Inquiry-Based Learning

October 23rd, 2013

David Truss is a unique educational leader in a unique school. He’s vice principal at Learning Innovations Network Coquitlam in British Columbia, Canada. Education for him, his teachers and their students is inquiry-based, driving a learning built around asking questions and discovering …

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How a Blog Helped a Teacher Reinvent Her Classroom

October 4th, 2013

It was a great year with a wonderful class and supportive parents. But Pernille Ripp was fed up. “I wanted to either change the way I was teaching or quit,” Ripp said. She just wasn’t getting what she was looking for from …

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How Project-Based Learning Helped a Teacher Break Out of His Boundaries

September 23rd, 2013

An experiment in project-based learning — where students demonstrate their achievements mostly via self-directed projects rather than quizzes and essays — pushed Philip Cummings in all the right ways. “I used to be a very old-school teacher,” says Cummings, a sixth-grade teacher …

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Rap, Social Media, Anything to Help Students Learn

September 10th, 2013

He’s a teacher who raps, an assistant principal who creates goofy, fun and educational zombie videos, and a school leader who will track down students, teachers and parents wherever they are to help spread the learning word. He just gets jazzed about …

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Teachers: Are You a Social (Media) Wallflower?

July 22nd, 2013

Blogger, tweeter and teacher Michelle Baldwin wants other teachers to know you are the social media rock star you’ve been looking for. In fact, Baldwin argues, teachers owe it to their students and to other students to be active on social media. …

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Teacher Makes Classes Seem More Like Video Games

June 10th, 2013

There is something about video games. They can engage players to stay up all night to master one more level. Why can’t school be like that? Matthew Farber, a gamer and a middle school social studies teacher, is trying to figure that …

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Summer Resolution: Start Class Tech-Ready

June 3rd, 2013

For many teachers, integrating technology into the classroom is tricky. There isn’t always enough professional development to make educators feel comfortable with technology as a learning tool. Debbie Fucoloro, Ph.D., an instructional technology manager in the St. Louis area, understands. Through her …

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George Washington Carver: The Amazing Life of the Man Who DIDN’T Invent Peanut Butter

April 4th, 2013

By Marcus A. Hennessy, CEA (ret.) “It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that …

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No Taxation Without Representation

April 2nd, 2012

For Jeff Reed, a 4th grade teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School, KIDS DISCOVER isn’t just a tool for reading and learning– it’s a catalyst for innovation in the classroom. When Jeff approached us with his idea to hold a classroom trial …

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A Tale Of Teacher Inspiration

November 20th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Paul Cameron: I’m a high school guidance counselor from Sainte Genevieve High School in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Each year I go to the Senior Language Arts classes and share my Vietnam War experience with the class to supplement …

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A Tale Of Teacher Inspiration

September 7th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Kathleen Patrizio: Hi! My name is Kathleen Patrizio. When I first began to teach I worked in a center for adults that were developmentally disabled. The program was located in Brooklyn New York. I had a happy group …

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I CAN Do It!

September 6th, 2011

Title – I CAN Do It! By – Kathryn Mullen After I graduated from college in mid-year, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be a second grade reading tutor at the same school where I had just finished …

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A Student That Has Been Inspired

August 31st, 2011

Title – A Student That Has Been Inspired By – Sarah This is a story of how inspired I was by my fifth grade teacher. My name is Sarah and I just finished the fifth grade. My teacher’s name was Mrs. Wilston …

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The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

August 31st, 2011

Title – The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee By – Marcey Gaitan A professor stood before his child development class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and …

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The Difference a Good Teacher Makes

August 31st, 2011

Title – The Difference a Good Teacher Makes By – Carolyn Hopkins I have been teaching for four years now. I am a tenth-grade English teacher. Needless to say, I love my subject and vowed to one day impart my love of …

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Best Friends

July 25th, 2011

By Ali Weinel At My Middle School There Are Two Teachers Who Are Best Friends And Are The Best Teachers! They have taught next to each other forever. They are my favorite teachers and I was heart broken when I left seventh …

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Here students are inspired by educational travel

July 25th, 2011

Educational travel is an experience like no other that enables students to learn beyond classroom walls. Students who participate in educational travel benefit from exposure to new people, experiences, and cultures. Along with a better understanding of subject material, travel can also …

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The Wright Brothers Project

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Wright Brothers Project By – Perry Thomas Lopez Hello, I am writing to you in order for me to share my experience with other teachers who might be inspired by project last year. My fifth grade students built a …

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A Plus Pause: In Praise of Praise

July 25th, 2011

Title – A Plus Pause: In Praise of Praise By – Doreen Diorio Positive reinforcement as a classroom management tool has come into its own. Rightly so. We are all-too-familiar with traditional models based on teaching tendencies to address the “squeaky wheel” …

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The Best School District in California

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Best School District in California By – Patricia Kelly After a lifetime of teaching at-risk students without money, pencils, help, and support I decided to leave secondary education. I was convinced that the system was in serious trouble and …

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