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October 2017

Tips for New Teachers: How to Get Over the First-Year Hump

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by scott.sterling

The first year of teaching really is the hardest. If you find yourself in a mid-semester slump, try these four simple strategies to survive and thrive in the classroom!

[Classroom Management] 5 Tips to Adopt a Grading System that Puts Student Success First

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by lisa.bliss

Looking for an alternative to the standard A-F approach to grading? Try this approach that places the focus on student progress!

Teacher Tips: How to Incorporate the Alexa Voice Assistant in Your Classroom

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by scott.sterling

One of the fastest-growing areas of technology is in voice control, specifically in “virtual assistants” like Amazon Alexa. Here's four ways to put this technology to use in the classroom.

Education Technology Leadership: Bridging the Divide Between the IT Department and the Classroom

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by sean.mcdonough

Here’s six best practices for effective partnership between IT departments, other administrators, and most importantly of all, classroom teachers, to drive meaningful use of technology—and reduce stress for everyone involved.

How Teachers Can Stay Motivated and Overcome the Mid-Semester Slump

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by scott.sterling

When you hit these mid-semester doldrums, the trick is to find ways to motivate yourself rather than needing something exciting or positive to happen in order to reenergize. Here’s four ideas to get started.

The Value of Benchmarking: What’s the Difference Between Interim and Formative Assessments?

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by jeff.mcleod@edmentum.com

We're kicking off a series on benchmarking assessment by defining the two primary types: interim and formative tests.

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