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The Busy Teacher

As an educator you may feel stressed, overworked, and overwhelmed. You may find yourself in a community where self-sacrifice and time spent at school are markers of heroism.  You may have come to school with walking pneumonia or missed your own child’s special events. Maybe you have been congratulated for your dedication. I remember a […]

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Summer Practice: Cultivating Teaching Presence

Summer is a wonderful time to replenish ourselves, develop our own inner capacities, and cultivate our “teaching presence”. We define teaching presence as the aspect of teaching that relates to who we are, how we authentically express ourselves, and how we engage and develop relationships with our students. Beyond technique, strategy, and curricula, “teaching presence” […]

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No Teacher Left Behind?

A great teacher can literally change the course of a student’s life. They light a lifelong curiosity, a desire to participate in democracy, and instill a thirst for knowledge. It’s no surprise that studies repeatedly document that the single biggest influence on student academic growth is the quality of the teacher standing in front of […]

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