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Announcing a New Book on America’s Largest College Readiness Program

In Question Everything, award-winning education writer Jay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With the goal of preparing students for the future – whether that future includes college or not – … Read more.

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10 Big Mistakes We Made (and How We Corrected Them): An Excerpt from Go Blended!

LIZ ARNEY is the Director of Innovative Learning at Aspire Public Schools, where she is crafting and running blended learning implementations in close coordination with teachers, principals, IT teammates, and data and analysis teammates.  This excerpt from, Go Blended!: A Handbook … Read more.

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How Data Can Help You Choose the Right Content for Professional Development

  Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is the managing director of the award-winning North Star Academies in Newark, New Jersey. He has trained thousands of school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and as a faculty member for New Leaders How Data … Read more.

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Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

  Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. He consults internationally on language and literacy instruction, curriculum development, and teacher education program development. He is the author of Building Academic Language.Please visit him at: www.jeffzwiers.org Every … Read more.

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Three Coaching Approaches That Empower Teachers

Elena Aguilar is an instructional and leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District. Elena writes about education for Edutopia and for Education Week’s Teacher Magazine, and she is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network (www.teacherleaders.org). In addition, Elena … Read more.

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How to Grade Papers Quickly

Julia Thompson has taught hundreds of teachers how to how to create student-centered classrooms, thrive during that important first year, motivate reluctant learners, prevent discipline problems, integrate technology, and sustain high expectations for themselves and for their students. Below is … Read more.

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“We Bought iPads, and Now We’re Common Core Aligned!”

Dave Stuart Jr. teaches English and world history in Cedar Springs, Michigan. He also writes a popular blog on teaching the Common Core State Standards, called Teaching the Core (www.teachingthecore.com). With over ten thousand monthly readers, Dave’s blog has been … Read more.

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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

Elena Aguilar is an instructional and leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District. Elena writes about education for Edutopia and for Education Week’s Teacher Magazine, and she is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network (www.teacherleaders.org). In addition, Elena … Read more.

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The Rallying Cry: A Sneak Peek at Blended by Michael Horn and Heather Staker

Michael B. Horn is co-founder and Executive Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education … Read more.

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The De-Stress Method to Help Kids Succeed

Jerome J. Shultz, Ph.D. has practiced clinical neuropsychology for 30 years and is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. A former middle school teacher, Schultz specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of youth with learning disabilities and … Read more.

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