The Engaging Classroom

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    Gifted and Dyslexic: Twice Exceptional

    Sometimes students are pegged into a category, maybe "gifted" or "dyslexic." Some students are both.
    • Teaching Tips

    Super Core! Helps Students Embrace Writing Time

    Renee Dryer was able to use the book Super Core! to help her students fall in love with writing.
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    'Gifted' Takes Different Forms in the Classroom

    There is more than one way in which students are "gifted."
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    How Project-Based Approaches in Literacy Could Go Terribly Wrong (Or Powerfully Right)

    Project-based education has lots of potential for literacy development, but also potential pitfalls.

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    Innovative School Program Highlights PBL

    Quest@GHS is an innovative high school program utilitzing project-based learning to foster critical thinking.
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    Let IRA Be Your Guide Through a Loud Public Debate

    At IRA, we believe our job is to convene the collegial dialogue and the debate in a way that ultimately informs good practice for inclusion in education policy.
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    Don't Let Common Core Take the Love Out of Reading

    Trusted friends and admired colleagues have said their reading instruction feels tedious, overly challenging for students, and less fun.
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    Using PBL Within 'The Standards'

    New educational standards make instructional demands. Using Project-Based Learning is a great way to follow through with units.
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    The 'Maker Movement' Has a Place in All Disciplines

    This maker movement isn’t necessarily something new, I have allowed my students to play and tinker with reading and writing.
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    Super Practical Project-Based Learning Ideas

    Some tips and leads on incorporating PBL in the classroom.
    • Putting Books to Work

    Putting Books to Work: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

    Using a nonfiction text can open a world of project-based learning possibilities.

    • Teaching Tips

    Synthesizing and Sharing Through ThingLink

    ThingLink helps create interactive charts for student presentations.
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