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AAE Scholarship & Grants Due October 1
posted by: Alana | September 15, 2016, 10:29 am   

 

The deadline is just weeks away for our semi-annual teacher scholarship and classroom grant awards. Submit your application by October 1st!

 

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Experts Say These Are the Top 16 Priorities in Education
posted by: Alana | September 14, 2016, 02:47 pm   

Bellwether Education Partners (BEP) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping education organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors become more effective in their work and achieve dramatic results, especially for high-need students.

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Even Published Authors Get Stuck: How to Overcome Writer’s Block
posted by: Alana | September 12, 2016, 12:00 am   

 

Sometimes the hardest part of writing for students is just getting started. When words don’t come, what is there to do? Some call it writer’s block: the challenge to start (or keep) writing.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) interviewed several of their authors and novelists to get their tips for how to overcome writer’s block. The writers give great advice for students on how to sit down and create a piece of writing worth reading.


The interviews were conducted to celebrate HMH’s Spark a Story contest. HMH is looking for the best original stories from high school student writers. Submissions are due by October 7, and winners will have their stories published in an anthology due out next year. HMH encourages teachers to work with their students on creating these original pieces.

 

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Reform Matters: September 8, 2016
posted by: Alana | September 12, 2016, 11:38 am   

Charter School Educators: WIN BIG!

Last month, HBO's John Oliver took on public charter schools in a biased tirade that has shaken up teachers and advocates from coast to coast. 

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7 Steps to Start Blogging in the Classroom
posted by: Alana | September 02, 2016, 05:23 pm   

You’re a dynamic educator, always on the lookout for new ways to inspire your class. Since your students were raised on computers and tablets, why not kick your curriculum up a notch with blogging? Not only does blogging encourage students to use their writing skills more, it improves…

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