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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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Education, Education, Education

July 25th, 2011

Title – Education, Education, Education By – Mary Auguiste-Ernest As a ‘foundling baby,’ Mary was left abandoned in a derelict building in the UK. Throughout her life, she spent many years in children’s institutions, foster care, and didn’t find her first real …

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A Little Piece of Me

July 25th, 2011

Title – A Little Piece of Me By – Sharon Cronk-Raby I had just completed my student teaching when I realized my life had been forever changed. For those who are unfamiliar with the teaching profession, student teaching is a ritual that …

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Needs Versus Wants

July 25th, 2011

Title – Needs Versus Wants By – Carla Baxter One of the extra-curricular activities I am engaged in is acting as a coordinator for the Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander background students attending this school. As they are considered a disadvantaged group, …

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Unsure

July 25th, 2011

Title – Unsure By – Crystal Anderson My name is Crystal. I am currently doing my student teaching and everyone who has ever been there knows that this is a difficult time. Day after day I would go and teach my heart …

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It’s Your Choice

July 25th, 2011

Title – It’s Your Choice By – Jennifer Ponsart Teaching middle school can be a challenge for some and a great pleasure for others. I love it because my students can begin to make their own choices about which way their lives …

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