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Minimize Homework to Maximize Your Classroom

I teach high school government and economics, and I abide by a minimal homework policy. It’s difficult, I know. There are only so many minutes in a period, only so much content we can learn in a day, and it makes sense to build in some...

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My mise-en-place: Inspiration for the Classroom

Is it just me or is prominent American media focused on the faults of our country’s education weeks before the new school year begins? While I am revved up to meet my new students, organize my classroom, put some of my summer ideas and...

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Have You Heard of People First Language?

What is People First Language? People First Language refers to the language our society uses to refer to people with disabilities. People First Language places emphasis where it should be, on the person and not the disability. People with...

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The Importance of Reading Out Loud

Read out loud. It’s my mantra. I don’t care how old my elementary students are, I feel they all can benefit from reading out loud to their grown ups. And in this hurried world we live in, the grown ups benefit too. Younger readers need to...

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6 Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities Who Plan to Attend College

It’s that time of year again! Students everywhere, including students with Learning Disabilities, are gearing up to start another year of school. For many of these students, this will be their last year as high school students. It’s a year...

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Utilizing Journals Across Subjects

One of the skills I see kids lacking consistently is the ability to find information on their own. Resourcefulness used to come almost innately, but nowadays it’s missing in action. One of the ways I try to teach this skill is with journals....

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