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A Better Route Into Textual Interpretation

Professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon extols the virtues of interpretive discussion for enhancing the understanding of curricular material, as opposed to more-restrictive forms of instruction. (April 16, 2014)

Four Steps for Jumpstarting Global Projects

A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop. (April 15, 2014)

Why High School Students Should Have Fun

Researcher Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children, but treat high schools as play-free zones. (April 14, 2014)

Rubric for Teaching Common Science Standards Released

(April 16, 2014)

Modeling Mistakes to Develop Mastery

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Expanding the Scope of Career-Readiness?

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Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs

Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices. (March 11, 2013)

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Pre-K Reasoning About Garden Observations

Pre-K Reasoning About Garden Observations

Preschool teacher Brian Silveira shows how he uses open-ended questions during a gardening lesson to give his students chances to observe, discuss, and make predictions about plants, fruits, and bugs. (4:46)

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Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo investigates some of the thorniest problems in teaching by turning to leading educators and thought leaders for advice. (October 3, 2013)

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