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Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Cynthia, High School Chemistry

  Meet Cynthia, a high school chemistry teacher for Los Angeles. Her favorite teaching accessory is Google Drive (have you ever accidentally saved something?), she stays healthy and hydrated with Korean pears, and how Standards Based Grading elevated her classroom. What is your current location? Los Angeles, California What subject and grade (s) do you…

ProTip Wednesday: 7 Things to Toss When Decluttering Your Classroom

  The largest dilemma I had at the end of the year was not my impending summer plans, but whether I should keep the Valentine’s Day teddy bear or #1 Teacher mug from students. Or how my set of emergency beakers for on-the-fly demos suddenly grew to 20 beakers (and growing…). We now know what…

ProTip Wednesday: 6 Steps to be Productive in Summer Reflection

We now know that feedback is incredibly important to students’ growth, but that same feedback is also extremely beneficial for us—the teachers— to grow as well. Because isn’t teaching also always growing and changing? But it’s hard to start looking back because we were so ready to look forward come June 1st. Here are 6…

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Yousuf, Middle School Math

Meet Yousuf, a 7th and 8th grade Algebra teacher from Las Vegas, NV. He heavily uses digital assessments to measure student growth from both formative and summative assessments, and also loves student lunches. Read on to learn more about how he’s built relationships that create classroom motivation. What is your current location? Von Tobel Middle…

ProTip Wednesday: 12 Ways for Teachers to Treat Themselves

We’re going strong for Teacher Appreciation Month and we can’t forget an incredibly important teacher tip: treat yourself! We put together a budget-friendly list for both our female and male teachers so there’s something for everyone. The first step of Teacher Appreciation is to appreciate you, the teacher. 1. Treat Yourself tote What better way…