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How to Work With a Paraprofessional in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Like many other former paraprofessionals, I was motivated to go on to become a teacher because of the time I spent in that role. Also referred to as teaching assistants, teacher’s aides, or instructional assistants, paraprofessionals have … Continue reading

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When We Lose a Fellow Teacher

By Stephanie Filio When someone in a school has something to celebrate, the whole school celebrates together. Marriages, graduations, babies—no matter what it is, the staff is less weighty, the kids catch the spirit, and everyone moves through the day … Continue reading

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Sustaining and Evaluating Progress in a Cluster Grouping Model

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All (Revised and Updated Edition) The last in a four-part series on successful cluster grouping. Click here for part … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Make the Best of a School Day Gone Wrong

By Andrew Hawk Any experienced educator knows to expect the unexpected. In the course of a school day, challenges can come from many different directions. All the teachers I know can tell multiple stories about days that were progressing normally … Continue reading

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5 Expert Tips for Cluster Grouping Success

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All (Revised and Updated Edition) The third in a four-part series on successful cluster grouping. Click here for … Continue reading

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