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Historic Hurricanes: Teacher Resources
posted by: Melissa | September 07, 2017, 03:00 pm   

Currently Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are all bracing for possible impact from Hurricane Irma. The hurricane is massively wide and has broken records for strength and duration. If forecasts are right, it will hit the US weeks after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas’s gulf coast, the first time back-to-back hurricanes have hit the US coast.

 
Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions
posted by: Melissa | September 05, 2017, 01:25 pm   

Written by Nichole Dobo and originally published on The Hechinger Report on August 24th, 2017


In an isolated area deep in the Appalachian Mountains, finding enough teachers can be a challenge, to say the least.


And once teachers arrive, schools have to contend with another problem. Educators must meet annual requirements that dictate how much time they spend improving their craft – even though teachers’ colleges aren’t often nestled in such remote locations.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for September 1st
posted by: Melissa | September 01, 2017, 12:27 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. At the top of the headlines this week is the fallout from Hurricane Harvey.

 
Four Great Books for Teaching Grammar
posted by: Melissa | August 31, 2017, 02:09 pm   

For many writing teachers, grammar is the bane of their existence. Questions abound about how best to teach it. Should time be spent diagramming sentences? Should you teach rules at all? If you don’t teach rules, how do you explain to your students why a sentence doesn’t mean what they think it does?

 
Direct Strategies for Direct Instruction
posted by: Melissa | August 29, 2017, 03:19 pm   

Most teachers like to envision their classroom as a place where curiosity flows and students are allowed to pursue their own interests and drive their own learning. In reality, though, there is a state-mandated curriculum that must be taught and even if there wasn’t, the limits of time dictate that the personal desires of the students sometimes need to be set aside so that students can learn what is expected of them.

 
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