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February 21, 2022

On Presidents’ Day

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is...

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February 14, 2022

Let’s talk about the things we love

This Valentine's Day let’s talk about the things we love. Our kids hear enough about the things they’re not doing...

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February 7, 2022

Flecks of gold

As we watch this year’s Winter Olympics, it’s hard to believe that each of these elite athletes were once the...

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January 31, 2022

“Did I?”

A “rubric” lists the criteria on which student work will be evaluated. Teachers provide rubrics to help guide students to...

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January 24, 2022

The blame game

When something goes wrong, students often look to external factors rather than taking an honest look in the mirror. By...

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January 17, 2022

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let’s keep the conversation going and the momentum moving forward.  “The function of...

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January 10, 2022

But it’s not required!

Though there are countless reasons why annotating a text is helpful, most students rarely annotate when it’s not required by...

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January 3, 2022

Processing information

Processing speed is the rate at which we take in and use information. Students with slow processing speed may take...

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December 27, 2021

Flexibility required

Especially in the midst of this current surge of Covid, something is bound to happen this vacation week that will...

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December 20, 2021

Create sticky strategies

Even with the best of intentions, turning new strategies into habits is really hard. Remember, what works for you may...

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December 13, 2021

Baseball players, yardsticks, and studying for tests

There are many reasons why your child may not score as well as they hope on a test or quiz....

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December 6, 2021

Rote memory vs. understanding

When it comes to understanding and synthesizing information, being able to teach it to someone else is a reliable benchmark...

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