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Vonda Viland, the principal of Black Rock Continuation High School
School Leadership

Principal of a School on the Edge

The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
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Cartoon of students lined up with dialogue bubbles over their heads.
Student Voice

Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.
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A group of teachers in a standing meeting
School Leadership

Getting Beyond the Teacherpreneur

Instead of focusing on individuals, school leaders should work to foster a school-wide culture of innovation. Here’s a way to do that.
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Hands of a student and of a teacher hold several war medals.
Culturally Responsive Teaching

Updating an Age-Old Class Activity

Personal artifact sharing—aka show-and-tell—is a way to build a healthy classroom environment. Even in high school.
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Young boy sits at desk with a confused look on his take while taking a test.
Standardized Testing

Test Prep Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

Help your students use technology and build their confidence—and teach them to speak the tests’ language.
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Illustration showing lines of writing on a computer screen and icons for a musical note, a pencil, etc.
Literacy

Poetry Across the Curriculum

Comparing two poems side by side fosters deep thinking and rich discussion—even in classes beyond English.
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Photo of a classroom laptop open to a Google app
Classroom Technology

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.
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teacher working with student
Formative Assessment

Maximizing Your Feedback’s Impact

You’ve crafted high-quality feedback. Now here are four tips for helping your students engage with it.
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Students line up in front of classroom.
Teaching Strategies

Mastering Classroom Transitions

Move students in and out of class and between activities smoothly to save valuable instruction time.
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Scrabble tiles spell out powerful verbs.
Project-Based Learning

Why Your Project Needs a Verb

Selecting a verb for a project-based learning assignment can bring clarity to the work and help students apply their learning.
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