ELL teaching proficiency: One way to level that education playing field

(Photo Credit © MonkeyBusinessImages via iStock) Imagine a football field built on a slope, with one end zone 100 yards uphill from the other. The players moving toward the downhill end zone would find

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Neurodiversity in the classroom: Managing the challenges

(Photo Credit © Ivanastar via iStock ) We use the word “spectrum” all the time, but have you ever actually looked at a photograph of a color spectrum? The reality is that you cannot draw clear lines

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The Challenges of Students With ADHD, Autism and More…

(Photo Credit © Vchal via iStock) A fourth-grade girl daydreams extensively, gazing out the window during lessons. It’s hard to get her attention to have her participate in class. But she’s quiet,

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Why Does Professional Development Matter for Teachers?

Is that a trick question, you ask?Yes and no. We can all come up with the typical reasons that professional development for teachers is important; and of course, one of them is that a certain level of

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Wellness for Teachers: The Most Important Resolution You Can Make

“Stay positive,” the aspirations begin. “Spice up your classroom routine. Build fitness into your curriculum. Get your work/life balance in order. Give individual time and attention to students.

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#TwitterforTeachers: A New Window for Learning

Twitter can seem intimidating until you’re familiar with it. With more than 67 million users globally and hundreds of millions of tweets sent daily, the whole thing can seem overwhelming. Even the name

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Traumatized Students in the Classroom

A young student has witnessed domestic violence at home, and he’s constantly anxious. Another child’s family is homeless, and she often comes to school hungry. A third student has recently seen her

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Flipped Classrooms: Turning Education on its Head

You know this scenario well: The teacher stands in front of the class and lectures, and you try to take notes on everything that is said. That night you sit down alone to do your homework and find yourself

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Teacher Leadership

In the not-so-distant past, teachers taught and administrators administered. Experienced teachers might take on unofficial mentoring roles with new teachers, but it wasn’t a title or job designation;

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