Common Sense Methods to Save Time Grading

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Scott Sterling

When asked, teachers often cite grading as one of the most frustrating activities of their job.

[Best Practices] Designing and Implementing a CTE Program in Your District

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Casey Stone

Career and technical education is a proven approach to engage students in hands-on learning that prepares them for real-world success. We've put together 7 best practice tips to get a new program started.

Five Read Alouds to Celebrate 100 Days of School

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Madison Michell

The 100th day of school is just around the corner! As you collect ideas for crafts, snacks, and fun activities students will participate in this year, take a look at this list of five read alouds and corresponding activities to help you celebrate the day together—and sneak in a little learning along the way!

Setting SMART Goals in the Elementary Classroom

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Madison Michell

The SMART goal setting framework can be put to use in the elementary classroom to help students take ownership of their academic journey and personalize the learning experience. Here's three tips to make it work!

Five Reasons to Incorporate Literacy Stations in Your Elementary Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

Literacy stations are a flexible model to help your students to become strong readers by providing meaningful, ongoing practice and application of literacy skills including reading, writing, listening, fluency, and vocabulary.

[Educator Inspiration] Our Favorite Quotes to Kick Off 2017 in the Classroom

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Megan Sternke

Winter break is coming to an end, the weather is chilly, and educators are facing squirrely students and a new semester. Here are a few of our favorite words-of-wisdom to remind all of you outstanding educators why you do what you do—and why we’re so grateful for you!

Progress Monitoring & Student Agency: Best Practices for Using Portfolios in the Classroom

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Scott Sterling

Portfolios offer a more holistic view of a student’s progress than many other forms of assessment and can be used to capture more learning modalities. Here are four tips to make the most of them in the classroom!

2016 Year In Review: Edmentum’s Top 10 Blog Posts

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Sarah Cornelius

We're taking a look back at the many happenings in the world of education in 2016 by sharing our top 10 most popular blog posts of the past year. We hope they help you glean a few new tips, tricks, and strategies to add to your toolbox!

Shaping Your School Climate Through Personalized Learning

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Madison Michell

Taking a personalized approach to learning does more than just cater to each student’s academic needs - it can have significant impacts on your school’s climate and sense of community as well.

4 Tips to Use Student Data for More Productive Parent-Teacher Conferences

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McKenna Wierman

Sharing the right student data with parents when conference time rolls around can help you paint a clearer picture of each child's process, and give parents meaningful strategies to help their child continue making improvements.

Education Policy, Trump, and What’s Ahead in 2017

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Dave Adams

With a new incoming president and continued work towards implementation of ESSA, 2017 is sure to be a year of significant changes in the world of education policy. We're taking a look at what educators can expect.

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