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Loving the Unloveable Student

I recall clearly¬†an experience I had early in my career that changed my perspective on teaching forever and made me an immeasurably better teacher. On the day before school started we received our class rosters in our mailboxes. I was … Continue reading

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Is Rote Memorization Getting a Bad Rap?

As an asst. superintendent of curriculum and instruction, I struggled with the balance between encouraging teachers to engage students with higher-order learning activities and the need to ensure that students simply must know certain facts that are learned by rote … Continue reading

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