What’s the Buzz: Differentiation

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Differentiation is one of those terms that teachers have heard a lot about over the years, but I still hear confusion over the term when I talk to other educators. Depending on their teaching situation, educators can get stuck on a single dimension of differentiation. Some think it means catering to a student’s learning profile … read more »


Take 5: EdTech Temperature Check with Juanita Smith

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Let’s take an ‘EdTech Temperature Check’ in five questions with Juanita Smith. Mrs. Smith is a veteran educator and long-time proponent of TeachersFirst. A true lifelong learner and skilled teacher with over 27 years of successful middle school classroom experience, Mrs. Smith now serves as an Instructional Coach for Greenville County Schools in Greenville, SC … read more »


Batter Up! World Series Resources for All Subjects

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October is the time of the year we look forward to many of our favorite events. Carving pumpkins, picking apples, and trick or treating are just a few things we look forward to. Other anticipated events each fall are the baseball playoffs and World Series. Take advantage of student enjoyment of baseball to motivate and … read more »


Have You Heard? Teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

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  This quote expresses a sentiment that resonates with me. We, in education, are change agents.  Whether we are classroom teachers guiding learners or ed tech coaches leading teachers to implement technology in the classroom effectively, we must engage and inspire in a way that fosters growth and the desire to change. Students need to … read more »