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Incorporating Montessori Principles in a Traditional Classroom
posted by: Melissa | February 26, 2015, 10:07 AM   


Maria Montessori is one of the most recognized names in education.  She was the first female physician in Italy and dedicated her life to children.  Quickly moving beyond a child’s physical care,  Montessori developed an interest in education and developed a series of practices that were both rooted in science and revolutionized the way that educators thought about student learning.


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Heart Wrenching Tale of Union Oppression – as Told by Their Very Own Teacher of the Year
posted by: Alana | February 24, 2015, 10:04 PM   


Just this month, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Rademacher wrote a narrative in the Education Post about his experience with the teachers union that bestowed him such a title. And to put it bluntly, despite his support of the union model, his union expose describes a less than enthusiastic account of his involvement.

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Don’t think you need professional liability insurance? Think again…
posted by: Alana | February 20, 2015, 05:15 PM   


Even the most innocent of intentions can be taken out of context, blown out of proportion, and have devastating consequences for teachers. Take special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon, for example. A celebrated special education teacher, Leo was reprimanded for hugging one of his students.


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Reading List: Teach Like a Champion 2.0
posted by: Melissa | February 19, 2015, 01:10 PM   


It was only five years ago that Doug Lemov released his book on teaching, Teach Like a Champion. The book was revolutionary and quickly became a best seller.  Unlike many other books on the art of teaching, Teach Like a Champion delved into the practicalities of teaching.  It also made a bold claim: that good teaching was something that could be learned and developed, and wasn’t something that teachers were intrinsically born with.

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Is Virtual Preschool Really a Thing? YES!
posted by: Alana | February 18, 2015, 07:03 PM   


Amidst discussion of universal preschool, a new form of preschool has emerged out of the tech world - and it’s opening up the doors for school choicer supporters all across the globe.


Here’s how it’s supposed to work:

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