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You’re at home in the evening, trying to cook dinner, and your kids are running around like crazy people. You know they’re just playing and working off some excess energy, but you feel like you’re about to snap. What do you do? Or, you’re...read more
OK, let’s play a little fantasy game. Let’s say that the Education Fairy (whom I picture as a mixture of all the best qualities of Hillary Swank’s portrayal of Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Embeth Davidtz’s “Miss Honey” from...read more
Here we are, at the end of another school year, and in schools all across the nation, teachers are giving comprehensive final exams and students are taking them. It’s a time-honored tradition, one that has been around for a hundred years or more. And even though...read more
There are so many ways to read today. Of course, we can still go “old school” and read a text on paper (book, magazine, newspaper, photocopied article, etc.), but readers today also have more and more options for reading texts on screen. There are texts we...read more
If you’re like most teachers, you probably believe that the information you share in your lectures is good material that your students need to capture and learn in order to master your course’s content. It goes without saying, then, that anything that...read more
As educators, we strive daily to mold the students we teach into happy, intelligent, caring, and ultimately successful human beings. We know that developing empathy in our students is as important as teaching them how to read, that teaching them critical thinking...read more
Let’s face it, for many teachers the last few months of year can be a nightmare of anxiety and stress due to all of the standardized testing that takes place in the spring. Whether the tests your students have to take are low stakes or high stakes; whether they...read more
A quick Google search this morning netted a couple of amazing statistics. Here’s the first one: 114.4 million people watched this past weekend’s Super Bowl in the United States alone. That’s 114.4 million out of a total of about 325 million people...read more