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Engaging the Disengaged, Number Nine: Teacher Talk Part Two, How We Talk Matters

One day Gale came running into my class after P.E. panting, Mrs. D., you need to give Jimmy one of those Mrs. D.-type lectures.; Upon asking him exactly what a Mrs. D-type lecture looked like, he said,You know…that lecture...

New Year, New Resolutions: Harnessing the Grit Our Students Already Have

Guest post by Sajan George, CEO of Matchbook Learning Grit.  It’s becoming a buzzword in education circles. Our children aren’t succeeding, the thinking goes, because they aren’t tough enough – they lack grit....

METS Charter Responds in Moment of Desperation

Guest blog from Jacqueline Young, mother to 8th grade student at METS Charter School in Jersey City, NJ. My son Jaedan started his education at St. Anne’s Catholic school because I attended Catholic school and wanted...