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Taking it Old School: A Screen Time Interruption

For at least a half dozen years I have proudly proclaimed on my website and in webinars that I have a 99% paperless classroom, so you might be surprised to learn that I spent my lunchtime on Friday photocopying packets. My students are fatigued by the thing that used to make my classroom “cool” and

Semester Long Account Reconciliation Project leads to Student Success

We often rolled our eyes (literally) and stomped our feet (figuratively) when we looked at our pacing guide and saw the week that we would spend teaching account reconciliation. We viewed it as a necessary evil of eighth grade math state standards and as a concept that our students rarely see in action at home.

Reginald Davenport

Professional Development Consultant (Former Middle Level Educator) Discovery Education Silver Spring, MD (residing in Plainfield, NJ) reginald.o.davenport@gmail.com 1. Name the key responsibilities in your current role After 20 years as a middle level teacher, vice principal and principal, I now work as a teacher of teachers. I facilitate professional development for classroom and building leading

Katie Powell

By: AMLE   Katie Powell began teaching in 2005, first in special education and later in Title 1. This focus on providing interventions for struggling students led to the development of strategies that leverage curiosity and fun to engage students while driving learning deeper. Now also serving as an instructional coach, Katie has fine-tuned these strategies

The Hidden Curriculum of Middle School

Two years ago our school underwent a reorganization to create a designated middle school. Previously the school was split into two parts: Lower School which included Montessori sixth grade and Upper School which was grades 7 through 12. Administrators recognized the differences in the middle grades and a new principal was hired to oversee the

Survive and Thrive: A K-12 Teacher’s Guide to Hybrid Learning

Two teachers create an online space, Tech4teachers.info, to help other educators reach their “roomies” and their “Zoomies This past year’s sudden and seismic shift into virtual learning also thrust educators to step into new roles, including Erin Scholes and JJ Van Ess. The two teachers, one in a public school and the other an independent

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