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03.18.21 Making Hybrid Work: Mika Salazar on Setting Up Your Classroom

For teachers who spent months navigating the transition to all-remote instruction, making a second leap to the “next normal”–hybrid learning–can feel like another massive challenge in an already challenging year (and one that’s twice as daunting as the first!). After all, you’ve still got all the issues of online learning–glitchy internet, helping students feel connected and…


06.02.16 Where to begin: Prioritizing techniques for new teachers

My colleagues and I are in Westchester today talking behavior and culture with 160 or so educators. One participant brought up the perennial question that looms large in the minds of those who train new teachers: which technique(s) should we start with? When you’re discussing something as complex as teaching, there are obviously no right or…


02.03.16 More on the Unheralded but Highly Effective Technique #10: Own and Track

During a recent lesson, Vicki Hernandez, an 8th grade biology teacher at Troy Prep in Troy, NY, asked her students to answer this question about cell respiration: Certain poisons are toxic to organisms because they interfere with the function of enzymes in the mitochondria. This results directly in the inability of the cell to… A) Store…