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Sky-High Attendance in 6 Quick Steps

Robert Sheppard
Robert Sheppard

Study after study has proven what we teachers know instinctively: Empty chairs can’t learn English. Early findings suggest something to do with neuroplasticity. I kid, but really, before we can even begin to talk about methodology or outcomes or any … Continue reading

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Tips on remembering student names

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

I am not good at remembering names and faces. In the small town where I live, I am constantly running into people and trying to recall if I know them from my son’s school or from musical theater or from … Continue reading

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What Teachers Inspired You?

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

One of my most memorable teachers was a high school English teacher. Thomas Donovan had been teaching for nearly forty years and was in his sixties when I had him as a 14-year-old student. He was what today we would … Continue reading

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