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How ‘Angels in My Classroom’ Came to Be

Lee-Ann Meredith is the author of Angels in My Classroom: How Second Graders Saved My Life At the end of my first semester as a teacher, my 44 year old husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As a family, we began the long journey of...

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Summer Selfies – Understanding Infographics

Each summer our school offers flex time for professional development. Most faculty seize this opportunity to meet, work in teams, document our hours for the day and submit our accomplishment which substitute for an In Service day during...

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6 Ways to Make Your Room Work for You

Every summer teachers rethink their classrooms. I am no exception. It just can’t happen during the school year beyond rearranging desks. I have a couple of friends who are urban planners and I pretend to be them, thinking about my space as if...

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David and Goliath,
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The Advantage of Disadvantage, Part I – Book Review

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Penguin Books, Ltd., Oct. 2013 I remember years ago watching a piloted TV show that was based on a character that was much like that of the...

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The Traveling Teacher: NEA’s Rep. Assembly in Denver

In my first article of the Traveling Teacher series, I shared the brotherly love experience of Philadelphia. My next stop this summer? The National Education Association’s Representative Assembly in the Mile High City — Denver,...

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Why Teachers Should Be Obsessed With THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

For the past decade I have been nursing a steady but intensifying obsession with The Thomas Jefferson Hour. The Thomas Jefferson Hour is radio at its absolute best. Writer, scholar, and to my way of thinking, genius and national treasure, Clay...

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