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Personalized Learning FAQ

As education consultants working with countless school administrators and educators, we field many personalized learning questions. Some are asked so frequently, in fact, that we dedicated an entire blog post to answering them for the masses.   Question #1: What is...

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10 Tips for First Year Teachers

  You just landed your first teaching job, congratulations! Mixed in with the excitement, glue sticks, and lesson plans lies nerves and apprehension. However overwhelming the first day jitters may be, these 10 tips will help make your first year of teaching a little...

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Three Stages of UbD

The number-one factor positively impacting student learning and achievement at the school level is a coherent, guaranteed, and viable curriculum delivered to all students. Jay Mctighe, Understanding by Design® (UbD) co-author, proposes a three-stage process, called...

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An Open Letter to my Teacher

To my teacher,   Thank you for believing in me Sometimes I got stuck, I was frustrated and needed your help. You were always to give me a little push or a nudge in the right direction; set me down the right path. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to be the...

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