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The 12 Days of Poetry

BY: Jessica Salfia The month before holiday break can be tough.  Kids are tired. Teachers are tired. I’ve heard it called the “lame duck” days of teaching.  Sometimes it can feel like we’re all just holding on until exams or break, not really wanting to jump into something brand new, Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago
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Moving to Music Discussion Strategy

By Karla Hilliard Classroom noises come in all varieties, and we teachers know the good from the bad. We teachers are freakishly attuned to clicking and clacking, to chattiness and cattiness, to confusion and concern, to excitement and epiphany. And there’s nothing quite like the sound of learning. Here’s a quick Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago
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Your Next Lesson: Annotation Stations

By Karla Hilliard Too many times, text annotations turn into a scavenger hunt for literary or rhetorical devices. Many a pen-wielding student has invested hours of time marking and highlighting and commenting and sticky-note-ing and chasing down elusive examples of obscure devices or filling up margins for the sake of Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago