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Testing in Place

In 2017, California Assembly Bill (AB) 705, by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, was drafted to eliminate placement bias and grant greater access for students...

Rigorous Reading

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey suggest strategies to help students engage with complex texts Fourth grader Mario sits at...

Immigrants, Their Languages, and Their Children

Alex Poole presents three modest principles to facilitate familial bilingualism Headlines like “Majority of Americans Want Immigrants to Learn English, Poll Says” (Benedetti, 2013),...

Enjoyable Testing that Works, Really

Deborah Blaz finds that integrated performance assessments motivate students If you Google “IPA,” you will first find lots of posts about alcohol (India...

All You Need is Read

Dianne Henderson and Gene Kerns offer practical strategies to help all students reap the benefits of reading A new report...

When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Sara Davila addresses the challenges of mixed-ability classrooms Have you often found that, even with a reliable placement test, many...

Evaluating Continuing Education

Julie Yaeger explains how to find the perfect professional learning fit As teachers, we all buy in to the power of learning. Learning keeps...

How to Train Your English Teacher

Teaching English online is exploding in popularity, which is great news for teachers and learners as it is much more flexible and opens up many opportunities for...

Sharing Selfie Improvement

Outside singles competitions—say, in tennis or the shot put or figure skating—there are very few truly individual athletes. And even for those athletes, odds are they’re not...

Oct. 5 is #WorldTeachersDay

October 5 is World Teachers' Day and this year the theme is "Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession." The following is an excerpt from a...