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  • Going from teaching veteran to expert teacher

    By Nicole Pokorney - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The more I research and study the facets of teaching, the more I am aware that we as educators don't always apply the same methods of reflection on ourselves as we do to the youth we serve. Do we study to be scholarly teachers? Do we understand the scholarship of teaching as it pertains to our professional development and promotion? Do we take the time to dive deep into reflection to become experts in our teaching?...

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  • Did you ask a good question today?

    By Anne Stevenson - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

    "Inquisitive minds are the safeguards of our democracy, now and forever." - John Barell John Barell, in his book Developing More Curious Minds, tells stories of how the adults in his life nurtured curiosity: his mother, who at the close of a day always asked him not "What did you learn at school today?" but rather: "Did you ask a good question today?" His grandfather often began a sentence with the words: "Johnny, have you ever wondered..."...

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