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Tired of students asking you a MILLION questions? Try this.
The first month of school is exhausting! New students, new routines, and, for many of us, new curriculum. Getting kids acclimated to all the newness spurs a lot (and I mean a lot) of questions. In an effort to save my own
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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Kids are repeatedly asked this question by adults. In kindergarten, my son's class was asked to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up. They created the self-portraits pictured below. As my son worked on his self-portrait, I reflected
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Let's stop answering every student question...
I led a training last week on blended learning and asked teachers to brainstorm the biggest challenges they face in the classroom. One answer resonated with me. "Learned helplessness." On my drive home, I kept mentally returning to this phrase. Then in my own classroom last week, my students were
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I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote at Mass CUE this year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwORTMCY-Pw Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology Available NOW on Amazon!
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Hi Rhonena,

I send my kids to the OWL Purdue website for MLA formatting information.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/

I still require my students do the reverse indentation. They have to hit return twice to break the auto formatting, but then they can do the reverse indentation on a Google Document. 

I'm so glad you are enjoying the book!

Catlin
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So perfect for flipping with images!
My students are currently in the early stages of research for an infographic project. In the past, I've had them explore and evaluate a range of infographics, so they can effectively design their own. When evaluating infographics, I ask them to identify the message/purpose of each infographic and
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3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts
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It's been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom. I did not receive
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In an earlier post titled How Challenging Is that Online Text?, I shared the Readability tool that can help educators determine how hard an online text is to see if it is a good match for their students. Then in a training last week, someone asked me if there was a tool that could make a challenging
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Agreed! 
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For all those parents who are also teachers struggling to find balance in their lives...
Confessions of a Teaching Parent I remember when I first began teaching at the age of 22, my mentor teacher told me, "Teaching will make you a better parent and being a parent will make you a better teacher." The wisdom of these words has stayed with me. When I had my first child, I realized my time
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When I volunteer in my children's elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. At the secondary level scenes
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Yay, yay and yay. Thanks Catlin for inspiring secondary teachers to go beyond the teacher lecture.
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