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Cathleen Beachboard

8th-Grade English Teacher

Cathleen Beachboard has served for over a decade as an instructional coach, professional developer, and teacher. Cathleen currently serves as an 8th grade English teacher and department chair for her school in Fauquier County, Va. Her book, 10 Keys to Student Empowerment, features tools to unlock student potential and develop courage in learners to face challenges head on. 

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  • Brain-Based Learning

    Help Students Build Intrinsic Motivation

    By fostering students’ sense of mastery, autonomy, and purpose, teachers can boost their desire and dedication to learn.
  • Student Wellness

    Focusing on Student Well-Being in Times of Crisis

    One teacher recommends supporting student safety through three Cs: communication, consistency, and control.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in the Classroom

    According to research, nurturing prosocial behaviors may improve academic outcomes—both classroom grades and test scores.
  • Service Learning

    Using Community Challenges for Learning

    Find tips on how to collect real-world problems for your students and a framework to start and monitor their projects.

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