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How to Lay the Groundwork to Stop New Teacher Burnout
Monday, April 24, 2017
How to Lay the Groundwork to Stop New Teacher Burnout

[Guest blog post by Scott Sterling, former 7th-grade teacher] My first year teaching was the second most challenging of my life (I decided to follow the first by having a baby in my second). I experienced controversies, unsettling circumstances, and 120 seventh graders. Of the seven...

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Closing the Literacy Gender Gap: Top Tips for Motivating Boys to Read
Monday, April 17, 2017
Closing the Literacy Gender Gap: Top Tips for Motivating Boys to Read

Concerned literacy educators work tirelessly to close achievement gaps caused by socioeconomic status, race, disability, and English-language proficiency. However, there’s one more education gap that needs to be addressed: gender. Educators have noted that girls consistently outperform boys in reading skills, and research bears this out. Studies reveal that...

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Teaching Literacy Across the Curriculum: Focus on Academic Language
Monday, April 10, 2017
Literacy Across the Curriculum

For middle and high school students, difficulty with reading skills has a direct impact on overall school success. A nationwide report from 2015 found that only 34% of eighth-grade students and only 37% of twelfth-grade students were reading at or above the proficient level. That’s a worrying statistic, but who is responsible for...

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