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5 Lesson Planners You May Want to Try
posted by: Melissa | July 27, 2017, 02:27 pm   

Every year when I was teaching, I’d walk in the first day, go to my mail box and there my school-issued lesson planner would be waiting for me. I was never happy with it. The boxes were small and cramped and the pages never seemed to be set up in the exact way that I’d prefer, and so for years, I’d write my lessons out twice: once in my real planner and then once in the school-issued planner. At times, I’d just print out my computer created lessons and tape them in.

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Meet the Newest Inductees to the National Teachers Hall of Fame
posted by: Melissa | July 26, 2017, 09:39 am   

The National Teachers Hall of Fame was founded in 1989 by Emporia State University as a “tribute to our nation’s most important profession.” Through honoring career teachers who display excellence in the classroom, it hopes to draw the public’s attention to PreK-12 educators. Their facilities include a museum, a Hall of Fame, and a teacher resource center.

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Weekly News Round-Up for July 21st
posted by: Melissa | July 21, 2017, 12:56 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we have school start dates, vouchers, early education, and more!

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5 Emerging Trends in 21st-Century Education
posted by: Melissa | July 20, 2017, 11:02 am   

This post was written by Scott Freiberger and was originally published on

With the advent of new technologies being infused in school curricula, educators and school leaders are beginning to rethink all facets of data in the classroom. New, innovative methods of data collection are continually being developed, which offer new options for ongoing formative, culminating summative and alternative assessments. Yet what precisely do nouveau “research-based instructional strategies” entail? Although challenges in curriculum design may arise due to advanced technology integration, schools are nonetheless embracing the future. Here are five emerging trends for 21st-century classrooms.

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Hack Your Bulletin Board with These Tips & Tricks
posted by: Melissa | July 18, 2017, 12:54 pm   

The bulletin board is both the most useful and most daunting part of the classroom. The bulletin board can be a place where student work is highlighted, students are welcomed, and a key in classroom organization. Its blank canvas can also leave teachers in a panic and unsure how to fill the space. Then after the teacher knows what they’re going to do, setting up the bulletin board itself can be time consuming and exhausting, especially when they’re expected to change out the contents regularly.

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