Rejecting the 'Mean Girl' Framework; Revising for Authentic Audiences; PD Reads; Dyslexia in General Education; 20% Time in Schools |

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July 26, 2017
It's not just 'girl drama.'
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Rejecting the 'Mean Girl' Framework

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.



Engage students in the revision process.
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Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience

Motivate students to revise their writing through self-publishing fiction, creating podcasts and YouTube videos, writing blogs, corresponding with others, and more.



Inspiration for next year

6 PD Reads You Shouldn't Miss

We asked about the professional development books you'd recommend to your teacher friends. Here are the six that stood out.



Helpful strategies for all ages

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, teachers must understand what the condition is and the alternate means these students can use to access information.



Give students breathing room to create.
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Why "20% Time" Is Good for Schools

This variation on the traditional class schedule allows students to follow their passions.





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