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Too Much Background! | For Teachers

Too Much Background! | For Teachers

Not long ago, teachers in a district I was working in were talking about how they’d love to teach a lesson, but they’re hesitant because of all the teaching time they’d need to spend building enough background knowledge. Maybe you can relate? But consider this: what...

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Another Overrated Education-ism | For Teachers & Coaches

Another Overrated Education-ism | For Teachers & Coaches

One of the things I hear teachers say quite a bit is that in order for kids to be able to write, they have to read. And yes, technically that is true. But a lot of times when teachers say that, what they really mean is that they are going to delay teaching writing...

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The Bane of Existence for Skill Building | For Teachers

The Bane of Existence for Skill Building | For Teachers

We realistically need about 47 minutes to cover this issue properly, but since nobody has time for that, let’s get to it!   I want to talk about the difference between a skill and an activity. A skill is the ability to do something. An activity is an...

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How to Teach Note Taking | For Teachers

How to Teach Note Taking | For Teachers

There's no doubt that these days, no matter what class, kids are having to take in a ton of content.  One of our biggest struggles is figuring out not only how to teach kids to take in a bunch of content… but then actually remember it too!  In my experience,...

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