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4 Tips on Data Analytics for Educators

Background – The Four Types Every educator is immersed in data every day, but if you aren’t familiar with the main categories of data and how they are analysed, please review the preceding article, Four Types of Data Analytics for … Continue reading

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4 Types of Data Analytics for Educators

Data and Education? A quick survey of the Web turns up many helpful pages on data analytics. But because data is the currency of our now digital economy, the articles typically focus on the business world.  Any mentions of data … Continue reading

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Task Cards – a friend to students and teachers

What are Task Cards? Physically, Task Cards are: like index cards or larger often laminated so re-usable sets of tasks for students to complete. In practice, they are basically like targeted, reusable worksheets, but with some advantages. Here’s a sample … Continue reading

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The Art of Pursuing Truth: a call to Educators

How art reaches fully developed human being – this must be our purpose in the classroom. So art can help us get there. Continue reading

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#GettingPoetry 2 – Fiddling & the Genuine

You have to love it when a master of the artform begins one of her poems with this line. Marianne Moore‘s most famous poem, simply entitled Poetry, is a lesson in why poetry matters. She’s obviously taking issue with the … Continue reading

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#GettingPoetry 1 – Moments of Insight

I think our world could do with a little more poetry. We live in polarized times where monumental decisions get made off the back of three word simplifications like “Get Brexit Done,” “Build a Wall” and “Stop the Boats.” At … Continue reading

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Designing a New 3Rs Thanksgiving Activity

Tom describes his design process for this new twist on a traditional Thanksgiving activity. Continue reading

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Another New Chapter

Tom March is starting a new chapter. Continue reading

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Solving the Writing Challenge…

Let Software do what Software Can, so Teachers do what only Teachers Can In two preceding posts, I explored the context around evaluating student writing. Specifically, this included the time and effort expended by teachers as well as the role … Continue reading

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Age of the Assistant – FANGST or Friend?

In the last post, I juxtaposed my past as a dedicated English teacher with the last decades’ amazing changes in technology. The reason for pairing these two is that while technologies have transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, its … Continue reading

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