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Teaching “At Risk” Children: Advanced Placement Classes Saved My Life

I can remember sitting in my Advanced Placement (commonly referred to as AP) classes throughout high school and counting on one hand how many girls who looked like me were in the class. Sometimes there would be one or two, but more than likely...

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Gaming as the Future of Learning: The Truly Epic Win [Part 1]

What if the future of learning is not measuring student achievement in high stakes standardized testing?  What if, instead, the future of learning is in the magic of a great game?  Ever since the 1983 “A Nation at Risk” report on the...

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Staff Loungin’ Podcast and the Zombie EDpocalypse

Hi, I’m Dave Pluscauskas, I’m a teacher from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. I’m also the founder of the Staff Loungin’ podcast and I am very excited to be sharing my podcast with The Educator’s Room. Staff...

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Poesía en la clase de Español

“¡Otra vez!” My students were so used to hearing these two words (another time) in between choral recitations of our daily poem that it had unfortunately become a bit sing-song as they mimicked me.  Pick your battles; I thought . . . here...

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A Tale of Two Field Trips: Perilous Yet Rewarding

I recently took 11th and 12th grade on a field trip to Yale Repertory Theatre to see These Paper Bullets, a “modish remake” of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. We had arrived early enough to have a little time before the show...

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Springful of Poets

Each spring Lined note pads of Decorated paper from the dollar store Pencils or skinny markers Their choice Became the tools of Second grade poets. Who, Every single spring, Surprised me with their Prowess To paint words Into images Which...

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