Monthly Archives: April 2013

TEST PREP CRUNCH TIME CHECKLIST

Though the term “March Madness” commonly refers to NCAA Basketball, it might also describe what’s happening in schools around the country, particularly in my home state of New Jersey, as teachers prepare their students for high-stakes standardized tests.  Although now … Continue reading

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SOCRATIC SEMINARS MADE EASY*

One terrific method for training students in how to conduct intelligent conversations is Socratic Seminars.  Students learn how to use effective habits of discussion, explain their ideas, and support them with evidence (Take THAT, Common Core Standards!).  Different educators have … Continue reading

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