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The Push for Authenticity

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is being touted as a panacea for the emergence of emotional and behavioral issues that are abundant in schools across the country.  This push to develop students’ awareness of themselves, their goals and emotions, as well as the feelings of others, often comes prepackaged in a curriculum box with a range of … Continue reading

Unpacking Differentiation

Why do students need multiple perspectives and opportunities to express knowledge? Continue reading

Teacher As Manager

Managing a classroom is a difficult task. Regardless of the age, grade or school environment each class will bring about management issues that a teacher simply cannot ignore.  A teacher is a manager whose primary role is to get students to complete tasks and support them in achieving goals. According to the Wall Street Journal (2015) … Continue reading

Growing up Poor

As a child I lived in an urban housing project  in a town called Charlestown in the city of Boston.  The idea of being poor and living in low-income housing seemed like the norm.  I didn’t know back then that my life was different from anyone else.  My classmates also lived in the projects with … Continue reading

Classroom Management 101

Without classroom management even the best designed lesson and most engaging tasks will be useless.  Classroom management is the foundation of teaching, without it chaos can rule.  When classroom structures are in place everyone can thrive including the teacher.  Significant research has found classroom management  has the largest effect on student achievement (Marzano, 2013). Before … Continue reading

What’s Missing From Teacher Prep

Ask any teacher and they can tell you a few stories about their first year teaching. More often than not we look back at the end of the school year and think about all thing things we could of done differently, better… That is what I love about this profession; you are always improving and striving to be your best. But sometimes being your best and doing what you love is not always valued or supported by the place where you work. Continue reading

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