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The Purpose of the Passage in Teaching Writing

Alison Levine teaches Creative Writing at a public elementary school in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has been a gifted resource teacher, an elementary school classroom teacher and a middle school language arts teacher. She is passionate about reading current research on education and implementing new strategies in her classroom. Alison loves taking long walks and [...]

Writing Across the Content Areas:  Family Message Journals

Christian Dria grew up in Minnesota and knew in the 1st grade that she wanted to be a teacher. She earned her degree at the University of Wisconsin and has been a primary teacher for 28 years. She lives in Central Minnesota with her husband and daughter.   I chuckled after asking, “What did you [...]

Utilizing Writer’s Workshop with Newcomer ELLs

By Samantha Azatova, M.Ed. Samantha Azatova is an elementary EAL teacher at International School Nido de Aguilas, a US-curriculum international school in Santiago, Chile. She holds an M.Ed. in ESOL Education from University of Maryland- College Park and a B.A. in Linguistics. She loves supporting newcomer ELLs so that they can become fully integrated into [...]

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Remote Elementary Teaching Sucks. Get Over It and Prepare for Survival

This remote teaching thing sucks, but I realize it’s not about me. What am I going to do about it? I have no magic wand to wave to make COVID go away or to have students do school the way they should be able to without all the social distancing and with all the snack-sharing, [...]

Staying Within Law: Special Education Teachers and IDEA

Although it’s been a rough start to the 20-2021 school year for most school districts in the United States, school districts are still required to meet the service needs of their special education students. Under IDEA, the Bible for Special Services, also known as the Individuals with Disabilities Act, denotes in detail what our special [...]

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