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Julie D. Ramsay
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Educator, Author, NBCT
Educator, Author, NBCT

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7 Ways to Get to Know Your Students
As teachers, we know the importance of building relationships with our students. How can we teach them unless we know them? They have to trust us, and it's impossible to trust someone who doesn't know who we truly are. As I make plans for this upcoming scho...
7 Ways to Get to Know Your Students
7 Ways to Get to Know Your Students
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Using a House System to Build Community
Teaching in middle school can be tricky. Students still want to get prizes, stickers, and wear silly costumes, but they also want to be treated as a grown-up. They become hyper-aware of their peer's opinions; the interactions between classes can often resem...

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Flipping for Book Chats with Flipgrid
Here are few things we know about middle school students and reading: Students want choice and voice. A recommendation from a peer typically outweighs one from a teacher. Interest can trump ability. Readers need direction when finding the right read for the...
Flipping for Book Chats with Flipgrid
Flipping for Book Chats with Flipgrid
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These are a Few of Our Favorite Reads
It's very common for another teacher to ask for my recommendations of books to put in front of their readers. And while I could talk about literature for my middle-level readers for H O U R S, I decided it was time for me to ask my students for their recomm...
These are a Few of Our Favorite Reads
These are a Few of Our Favorite Reads
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Turning Field Trips into Learning Experiences for ALL Students (those going and those staying at school)
I love experiential learning. It's amazing to see students experience new things, make new connections, and learn about the world beyond our classroom walls all by taking a visit to another place. For many of us, field trips bring to mind happy memories of ...

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Recharging Throughout the School Year
By a show of hands, how many of you are tired...maybe even exhausted? That's a very common sentiment among those in the teaching profession. We strive to know each of our students and their families. We are constantly growing our practice. We collect and ev...
Recharging Throughout the School Year
Recharging Throughout the School Year
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Maintaining Our Focus: Why are we teaching?
While I know that educators go into our noble profession for many different reasons, in all the educators that I've had the privilege of meeting over the years, I think it all boils down to this one basic idea:  Educators are in the business of changing chi...

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Hosting your Own "Bring a Legislator to School Day"
As educators, most of us pursued a career in education because we love our students, we love learning and sharing knowledge, we love seeing our learners' growth and empowering them with the skills necessary to make a difference in the world. In my experienc...

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How will you Be the One?
This last weekend, I had the enormous pleasure of participating in the Alabama NBCT Network Conference; the theme was Be the One . I listened to brilliant people share their thoughts, formally and informally, on ways we, as accomplished teachers, could be t...
How will you Be the One?
How will you Be the One?
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Your Words and Silence Speak Volumes
Yesterday, I spent the day at a brilliant conference, the Alabama NBCT Network Conference, where we explored ways to "be the one." While I learned much and connected with so many phenomenal educators, there is one thought that continues to resonate in my he...
Your Words and Silence Speak Volumes
Your Words and Silence Speak Volumes
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