Guest Post via @readersleadpd: Creating a Culture of Connectedness through High School Advisory

Adolescence is fundamentally about the process of identity formation and individualism. The time in life to start asking the question: What do I want to do with my one wild and precious life? Teachers reflect at the end of the school day and even on into weekends. This past Thursday, a colleague and I were listening, […]

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Guest Post via @madmommy: The Role of Technology in Homeschool Environments

Two years ago I pulled my son from a STEM charter school. It was a very good school, full of dedicated teachers, the latest technology. Parent/student nights were held often, involving STEM activities engaging families to build roller coasters with pieces of paper, marbles, and tape dispensers; parachutes with tissue paper and yarn. We were […]

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Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development

Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]

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