Responding Effectively to Student Work

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Good teachers know what valuable feedback looks like. It’s personalized, descriptive, and encouraging. It gives direction. It’s ongoing, composed of a series of communications with students rather than comprising singular results from unit exams or annual tests. Valuable feedback is given in a timely fashion, whether this means delaying responses to give students enough space…

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This Is How I Teach

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week 2017, we wanted to share an article written by JosĂ© Picardo, a Showbie-using Teacher and Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School in the UK. In his article, JosĂ© shares how learning English as a young student in Spain helped shape his teaching methods, and he provides a summary of…

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How Going Paperless Impacts the Earth

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Editor’s note: To celebrate upcoming Earth Day, we are re-posting an article about the environmental impact of going paperless in your classroom. Happy reading, and happy Earth Day! Going to paperless classrooms is more than just saving trips to the printer and doing away with lost assignments, it’s about changing how we use paper as a…

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