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Making (and Keeping!) New Year’s Resolutions

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Happy 2017! It’s that time of year again.  As the new year rolls around, many people are making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships significantly increase in January, spring cleaning sweeps begin, bad habits are dropped (or go on hiatus), … Continue reading

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Why Pre-K–12 Educators of ELs Should Participate in #ELLCHAT

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In June 2012, Linda Hahner, creator of the Literacy Center Education Network, and I co-founded a Twitter chat group called #ELLCHAT and it has been going strong since that time. This chat is specifically dedicated to the professional development needs … Continue reading

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Utilizing an Online COP: Family, Community, School

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Guest Author

A guest post by Christina Cavage In this blog, Christina Cavage shares the ideas and outcomes resulting from a 6-week online community of practice among educators in Syracuse, New York, USA. Over the last year, a groundbreaking project was implemented in … Continue reading

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Calling All Collaborators for PLCs

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In teacher education and development, much of the focus is on classroom practices, toolkits, strategies, curriculum mapping, and so on. Less of the focus shines light on teachers themselves as communicators, even though they communicate daily with their students, administrators, … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year: Kickstart a Professional Development Program

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Professional development has always been near and dear to my heart as I am a self-declared lifelong learner. Sounds like a cliché, I have to admit, but it has transformed my career as an educator and my life. Like many … Continue reading

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