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LGBTQIA++ What do the letters mean? And how do I support my students?

LGBTQIA++ What do the letters mean? And how do I support my students?

As a new school counselor 25 years ago, I listened to our school vigorously debate whether or not to have a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), asking questions such as "Will kids become gay if we talk about it?" (a commonly...
Author: Jen Cort
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Designing Online Instruction: What Makes for Effective Learning

Designing Online Instruction: What Makes for Effective Learning

Take a minute and study the following image from an online course. Let’s start with a “notice and wonder” thinking routine. What do you notice (just the facts, please!)? What does this image (or...
Author: Bryan Drost, Ph.D.
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Communication is Key

Communication is Key

Building relationships with families in a hybrid learning model

Communicating with families has always been a valuable part of my practice. In previous years, this communication was primarily designed to build relationships and provide insight into student’s progress and our...
Author: Kasey Short
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The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown

Teaching students during COVID

Each year I look for new and creative ways to introduce the content in my class. Each year, the expectation of educating, entertaining, and inspiring my students is my top priority. However, this year…well,...
Author: Kevin DuRoss
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Topics: Teaching
We’re All First Year Teachers

We’re All First Year Teachers

Stop trying to be the “perfect teacher” and just be yourself

Every fall I teach a differentiated instruction class at Canisius College for teachers who are pursuing their master's degree in differentiation. I LOVE this class because they are my people: they get the need...
Author: Amber Chandler
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Key to Motivation: Student Agency

Key to Motivation: Student Agency

Keeping learning relevant and engaging by putting middle school students in charge

Note: Student Agency is a HUGE part of middle school identity and success. For this issue’s column, I’ve asked education expert, LeAnn Nickelsen, to join me in presenting the case for elevating its...
Author: Rick Wormeli, LeAnn Nickelsen
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An Interview with Jean Eddy

An Interview with Jean Eddy

President & CEO, American Student Assistance (ASA)

Tell us about ASA and what makes it unique. American Student Assistance (ASA) is a national nonprofit that is committed to helping students make informed choices to achieve their education and career goals. We...
Author: AMLE
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Topics: Teaching
Finding Success in Virtual Learning

Finding Success in Virtual Learning

Meeting students’ needs by building relationships, identifying learning intentions, and creating success criteria

Even the most experienced educators find teaching to be a challenge. The flexibility required to solve unexpected issues; the immediacy of meeting the needs of each individual student; staying current...
Author: Nicholas J. Leonardi
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You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

Six things I learned during my first year of teaching

1. Cheer for the kids who are doing well. Cheer louder for the kids who aren’t. Think back to your own school years. You can probably still name some classmates that always seemed to excel in school. I know...
Author: Jessica Egbert
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The Power of a Read Aloud in the Middle Grades

The Power of a Read Aloud in the Middle Grades

Reading out loud offers chances for connection and conversation

Good stories are powerful. They have a way of seeping into our souls and lingering in the backs of our minds. For years, stories were the main way that knowledge was passed between generations. Reading to my sixth...
Author: Kate Cimo
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