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12/11/2017

Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award is still open. Select the one original content piece from the list that inspires you. The top 10 will move on to the next round of judging and will be in the running for the 2017 Educators' Choice Content Award. Vote by Dec. 15.

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12/11/2017

Stress is a reality of students' daily lives, National Board Certified Teacher Linda Yaron asserts. In this blog post, she shares techniques she has adopted to teach resilience and stress management, including mindfulness training and cultivating a growth mindset.

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12/11/2017

Listening -- really listening -- to students' math talk can serve as a type of formative assessment, asserts math teacher Michelle Russell. In this blog post, she reflects on a recent listening session and shares strategies that she plans to use with students.

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12/11/2017

When California fires forced 265 Los Angeles schools to close, three San Fernando Valley schools were designated as sites where students and families could get food, and campuses not affected provided dinners after classes ended. Reseda High School focused on shelf life and nutrition when putting together food trays that included fruit punch, raisins, bananas, sunflower kernels and sunflower seed butter, whole-grain crackers and fat-free chocolate milk.

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12/11/2017

A Florida school district adopted a train-the-trainer model of professional development to improve teachers' proficiency in teaching science, technology, engineering and math. In this commentary, Mary Leonard and Dominic Piscitelli, both of Charlotte County Public Schools, share four lessons learned through the process.

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Mary Leonard
12/11/2017

The US Commission on Civil Rights recently discussed the fate of federal protections for students of color and those with disabilities. The US Department of Education is considering rolling back some regulations and guidance as part of its ongoing regulatory review.

12/11/2017

Some colleges and universities are working with instructors, professors and textbook publishers to improve the accessibility of learning materials. Kelly Hermann, University of Phoenix vice president of accessibility and disability strategy, says officials should focus on cultural changes, rather than legal requirements, when guiding the shift to accessibility.

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12/8/2017

Student feedback helped Buddy Berry, superintendent of a rural school district in Kentucky, kick-start a turnaround effort. Now schools offer students more technology and personalized learning, efforts that have yielded academic improvements and boosted enrollment.

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12/8/2017

It can be difficult for younger students to focus on schoolwork in the weeks leading up to the winter holiday break. Educators share strategies and activities they use to keep students' attention, including learning fractions by baking cookies.

12/8/2017

Making it easier for National Board Certified teachers to transfer their licenses from state to state could help to curb teaching shortages, asserts Peggy Brookins, the president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and a National Board Certified teacher. Data show that 33 states count National Board Certification toward license renewal, and 36 states allow out-of-state NBCTs to opt out of licensing tests.

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