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From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meemic Educator Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

March 15, 2018

March is Music in Our Schools Month. What a great time to celebrate our student musicians! ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Two Measures of Teacher Success

January 16, 2018

Most parents and community members will agree that the goal of education is to produce informed citizens with the knowledge and skills to be happy, productive, and successful in life. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Craft Education: Teachers Can Find Inspiration in Craft Beer

December 27, 2017

What can education learn from the craft beer revolution? Start by thinking of our students as the product of an intentional brewing process instead of ready-for-college robots. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Why Every Home Needs Smoke Alarms

November 30, 2017

While over 90 percent of homes today have smoke alarms, millions of Americans still do not have them. ...

Topic: Home, Safety

What Do I Do With This group? Behavior Management 101

November 22, 2017

Here are some strategies the Rising Teacher Leaders group at East Kentwood High School have come up with to help keep things on track in the classroom. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

7 Things Teachers Should Have Prepared for Emergencies

October 20, 2017

To help teachers stay one step ahead, here is a list of the top seven things educators should keep in their classrooms for unexpected emergencies. ...

Topic: Safety

Swap Out the Training Wheels in Education for More Balance

October 17, 2017

Where are we still using the familiar training wheels in education, when a better balance bike approach is available? ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

12 Teachers Share Favorite Back-to-School Memories

September 26, 2017

Teachers share their favorite memory of returning to class in the fall. Some look back to their childhoods, while others keep it more contemporary. ...

Topic: Teaching

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