Homework: Good, Bad…Necessary?
Homework: Good, Bad… Necessary?

Homework seems like a fact of life for most people—something that students and teachers alike accept as an essential part of teaching and learning. But is homework necessarily a good thing? While some parents and teachers insist that it is an important way to reinforce what goes on during the...

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4 Ways Administrators Can Support Teachers During Testing Season
4 Ways Administrators Can Support Teachers During Testing Season

When the calendar turns to springtime, people everywhere start thinking about warm weather, new beginnings, and enjoying the outdoors. For teachers, however, spring signals the start of what can be a hectic, exhausting, and at times frustrating time of the school year—test season. 

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Using Assessment Results to Guide Instruction: Some Dos and Don'ts
Using Assessment Results to Guide Instruction: Some Dos and Don'ts

Using assessment results to guide teaching is a hallmark of effective reading instruction. Indeed, today’s schools and classrooms are replete with data reflecting students’ reading strengths and struggles. But data can be both an opportunity and a challenge. The big question often is: How do I link what I know...

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