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Open Letter
to a First-Year Teacher

For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers starting this fall. (July 29, 2014)

For One Conn. School, Extended School Day a Failed Experiment

Based on past lessons, a New Haven, Conn., school has redirected its energy toward creating more time not for students but for teachers to help each other improve their craft. (July 29, 2014)

The Dual Role of Leader and Teacher

Barry Saide explains how he took on the role of leader at the same time he was still in a full-time job as a teacher, and the lessons he learned. (July 29, 2014)

Support Math With Answer-Giving, Not Answer-Getting

(July 28, 2014)

A New Year, A New Draft

(July 27, 2014)

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Asking and Answering Questions About Soil

Follow ELL teacher Mari Rodriguez as she plans, teaches, and reflects on a common-core-aligned lesson about soil. You can find the rest of this three-part video package here. (11:27)


Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching

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