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What Makes A Good Essential Question?

“In a world that's changing rapidly and information is growing daily, helping kids understand how to find information, how to critically appraise it, and especially how to apply it to new situations, which they will face in school and in lives, matters most.” We live...

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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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