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Why I Stay in Teaching

What keeps a teacher in the classroom after 22 years?

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Want authentic school data? Try shadowing your students

Want authentic school data? Try shadowing your students

Shadow studies of student life and learning offer a unique form of authentic data that administrators and coaches need to improve school and teacher effectiveness. Leading and learning experts Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson say the studies can be revelatory. …
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers

Researchers find racial bias in preschoolers
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White and black 4- and 5-year-old children have an implicit "pro-white" bias, according to a study by…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons

How to move beyond cookie-cutter history lessons
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Teachers can make history lessons relevant to elementary- and middle-school students by using primary…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:40am — No Comments

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy

A Middle School Mean Girl’s Worst Enemy…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2019 at 9:23am — No Comments

Apologize quickly when you screw up at work

Apologize quickly when you screw up at work

Instead of trying to hide or ignore a mistake, approach your boss immediately about what happened and suggest ways to fix the problem and strategies for avoiding it in the future, writes University of Texas at Austin professor Art Markman. "Ultimately, this approach will help your…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 14, 2019 at 8:32am — No Comments

Effect Sizes and Additional Months of Gain:  Can't We Just Agree That More is Better?

Effect Sizes and Additional Months of Gain: 
Can't We Just Agree That More is Better?
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Added by Michael Keany on June 14, 2019 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Best (Free) Posters of STEM Women

It's important for girls to see role models in science who look like them.

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Tips for Allowing Test Retakes

A high school teacher shares his retake policy on tests and assignments.

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2019 at 11:59am — No Comments

Factitious is a game for testing your skill at identifying fake and misleading news stories

Factitious

Factitious is a game for testing your skill at identifying fake and misleading news stories. The game was developed by the American University Game Lab and the American University's School of Communication. To play …

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Added by Michael Keany on June 12, 2019 at 9:12am — No Comments

New Data on College Students and Credit Card Debt

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Added by Michael Keany on June 4, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

What makes a good science teacher?

What makes a good science teacher?

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Added by Michael Keany on May 28, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

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