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Authentic Learning Trumps Scantrons

Teachers can see it dancing in front of them:  the finish line, a.k.a. summer vacation.  But in order to cross that finish line into summer paradise, they must first create, administer and grade the dreaded final! And honestly, no word creates … Continue reading

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How Authentic Texts Lead to Engaged, Socially-Aware Students

We are in a season of educational change with teachers required to move  into unchartered waters with the new curriculum focus. The Common Core emphasizes reading informational texts, which for many English teachers is a departure, a powerful change, from the curriculum we … Continue reading

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