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An Andon Cord for Teachers

In the 1950's Toyota implemented the Andon Cord. It was a physical rope that followed the...
Chris Gleason
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By Chris Gleason | 11 Jan

Our Top 3 Fresh Ideas for Teaching Blog Posts from 2017!

As the year comes to an end, we looked back on the year to...
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By Walter Rodriguez | 14 Dec

3 Ways to Embrace New Technology in Your Classroom

The technology we use is continuously changing. As a...
Becca Foxwell
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By Becca Foxwell | 7 Dec

Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader

What’s it like to be that ‘one in a million' teacher of the year?  Only a few of us...
Leslie Ford
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By Leslie Ford | 5 Dec

Giving Your Students the Choice and Voice

In our lives, we gravitate towards things for two...
Pam Allyn
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By Pam Allyn | 27 Nov

Moving from Conversation to Action

I am guilty in the past of complaining about students. One student, Mike, caused much...
Kelisa Wing
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By Kelisa Wing | 13 Nov

Using Phenomena to Engage Students in Science

Phenomena — observable facts or events — are the ideal...
Michael Comer
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By Michael Comer | 9 Nov

3 Steps to Prepare for the Striving Readers Grant Competition

If you are in a state that has been awarded the Striving...
Grace Stopani
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By Grace Stopani | 8 Nov