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Feb

13

Engaging and Effective Writing Practices

Why is teaching students to write effectively so hard? Writing is a complex task and therefore requires many sounds, meaningful approaches. Even so, teachers can and should make writing instruction enjoyable as well as effective. In addition, independent writing – formal or open response –requires students open up and show their personal thoughts, ideas, writing […]

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Jan

3

Why I wouldn’t let Lois Fisher retire

Fresh out of college and ready to give back to my community, I took a job in the largest elementary school in the largest inner city school district in San Antonio, Texas. The location of the school was close to the neighborhood where I grew up, and the need to help at-risk students was certainly […]

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