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It Is Better To Aim High And Fail

It was a beautiful spring afternoon when a colleague approached me after a busy day of...
Chris Gleason
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By Chris Gleason | 30 Apr 18

Memorization in Mathematics

I believe that one of the most important ways that teachers engage with high-performing...
Dan Kennedy
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By Dan Kennedy | 23 Apr 18

Earth Day – Changing How We Look At and Use Plastics

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year with your...
Michael Comer
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By Michael Comer | 16 Apr 18

Engaging Students with 3-ACT Math Modeling

What is 3-Act Math Modeling? Math modeling is often...
Eric Milou
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By Eric Milou | 11 Apr 18

The Unusual Stories Behind Words

Learning the stories behind words can be intriguing.  Creating word stories as part of...
Elfrieda Hiebert
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By Elfrieda Hiebert | 30 Mar 18

Making Sense of Number Sense

When I made the move from 4th grade and Special Education to kindergarten two years ago,...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 20 Mar 18

Free Earth Day History Lesson

Did you know that Earth Day is considered the largest secular holiday in the world right...
Untamed Science
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By Untamed Science | 20 Mar 18

How Philosophical Chairs Can Teach the Importance of Tolerance

With so much going on in our world today, there is a need...
Kelisa Wing
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By Kelisa Wing | 5 Mar 18