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Feb 26, 2020 jjamison
Actionable tips from a director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
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7 Tips for Effective School Leadership

Streamline decision-making and improve communication—and staff buy-in—with these simple strategies.


A technique for reading music can be modified for reading words.
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Borrowing a Literacy Strategy From Band Class

A band teacher explains how a process he uses to train budding musicians' inner voice can be used to help struggling readers improve.


Fostering students' sense of empathy
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Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

When Maryland middle school students spend a day focusing on helping others, they see their own capacity to make a difference in their community.


Using flexible seating is one way to create an inclusive classroom.
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Easy Ways to Bring Assistive Technology Into Your Classroom

Free or low-cost tools can help all students—with and without learning differences—better access course content.


Like so much in the classroom, this starts with knowing your students.
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How to Make Student Choice Work

One teacher shares her strategies to address possible student choice pitfalls like accountability and classroom management.

February 26, 2020
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