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10 Things Educators Can Do Before Day One to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum (and a Giveaway!)

Anne Sparkman July 7th, 2016

Today we have a guest post from Barbara Boroson, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, How to Reach and Teach...

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I was a fixed mindset and I didn’t even know it

Anne Sparkman November 24th, 2014

Following the education dialogue in America will every once in a while bring me to reflect on my own days as a student. Like most of us, I immediately draw upon memories...

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Checking in with teachers on the Common Core

Anne Sparkman October 3rd, 2014

One year after we shared the views of teachers through the comprehensive research report, Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change...

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Language clarity for all ages

Anne Sparkman August 19th, 2014

A few weeks ago I was reminded of how important language clarity is in the classroom. I shared my learning on the matter from attending the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers...

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Third grade reading proficiency: mission critical

Anne Sparkman August 5th, 2014

Research has shown us how reading proficiency by the end of third grade is crucial. For example, The Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how this benchmark is not only tied to...

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New teacher survival guide

Anne Sparkman August 4th, 2014

An interesting post from educator Lilly Jones about that first year of teaching - a time with extraordinary potential as well as what can be overwhelming responsibilities...

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Remembering the importance of language clarity in the classroom

Anne Sparkman July 29th, 2014

We all know the saying about what happens when you assume, right? It’s ubiquitous because it can be so, so true. The challenge is, when you’re going a mile a minute and...

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Toddler talk and preparing for school

Anne Sparkman July 23rd, 2014

There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and...

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Flipping your faculty meeting

Anne Sparkman July 2nd, 2014

As stated last week, I learned a great many things and heard about new ideas in action from educators while at the 22nd Annual Model Schools Conference. One such idea, at...

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Critical and creative thinking for all

Anne Sparkman June 26th, 2014

I find myself consistently in awe of the teachers and principals of schools that have rolled up their sleeves, taken the hard work of turning around their school head on...

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