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Be “That” Teacher

By, Daniel Summers You know that thing you do in the class that isn’t in any handbook, teaching strategy guide, or rigor and relevance framework? That thing that Bloom didn’t put on his pyramid… That thing that makes students talk about you in the hallways, gets them to look at Read more…

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Resolutions

By Daniel Summers We all have deadlines. We all have a bulleted list somewhere that grows faster than it shrinks. I am not, as a habit, a goal setter. I don’t celebrate the New Year as if it were a reset button or a fresh start. I try, often poorly, Read more…

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The Magic of Two Handwritten Pages

By Daniel Summers Listen, I get it. The basics of writing are important. How can we teach a student to write the next great American novel, or a persuasive essay about our current political environment, if that student hasn’t even mastered verb tenses yet? I teach high school. My Freshmen Read more…

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