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Are middle school teachers really worse than elementary school teachers?

  New research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reveals a surprising finding: as students move up in grade level, their teachers receive much harsher evaluations. The study, which was conducted at Florida, North Carolina, and New York schools, … Read more.

New Teachers: You’re Allowed to Experiment

In our New Teachers Series, we share tricks and tips from Robyn Jackson, an expert on professional development for educators. All of these tips and more can be found in Jackson’s latest book, You Can Do This: Hope and Help … Read more.

Think Your Middle Schoolers Can’t Read Academic Journals? Think Again.

When it comes to literacy instruction, teachers want their students to be comfortable and confident in the classroom. Arcane or confusing texts can discourage students and make them feel incompetent. So we often provide students with an easy way out, … Read more.

Remember Who You Are

In our New Teachers Series, we share tricks and tips from Robyn Jackson, an expert on professional development for educators. All of these tips and more can be found in Jackson’s latest book, You Can Do This: Hope and Help … Read more.

Are Student Assessments Fair?

Students do not enter the classroom on equal footing. Whether due to race, class, language ability, or other factors, some students are given tremendous advantages while others are left wanting. In this excerpt from her new book, Next Generation Assessment, … Read more.

Check out our August 2014 New Releses!

For more information on a particular book, just click on the cover.  Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action by Sarah Tantillo Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters by Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne … Read more.

An Interview with Katie McKnight, Author of Common Core Literacy

Katie McKnight is a former classroom teacher and nationally recognized expert in literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. She is currently a professor of secondary education at National Louis University and … Read more.

Dancing Mitosis and Designing a Fish: A Sneak Peek at Future Wise by David Perkins

David Perkins is a senior professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a co-director with Howard Gardner of Project Zero. Below is an excerpt from Perkins’ new book, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing … Read more.

An Interview with Michael Fullan, Author of The Principal [VIDEO]

Michael Fullan is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He currently serves as special advisor in education to the premier of Ontario. Recognized as a worldwide authority on organizational change, he … Read more.

Cultivating Trust: An Excerpt from Trust Matters by Megan Tschannen-Moran

Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools, 2nd Edition by Megan Tschannen-Moran From Chapter 7: Cultivating Trust with Students Classrooms are inherently social contexts, and thus teaching and learning in them involve risk, vulnerability, and interpersonal engagement on the part of … Read more.