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May 13

Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the H*** Up (Book Review)

By TeamTom Education | Teaching

Teacher Book for Summer: CrissCross Applesauce and Shut the Hell Up by Colleen Schmit

Standardized testing, ridiculous demands on your schedule, poor decisions and mandates that are out of touch with the needs of kids, and an often thankless industry – it’s easy to understand why Colleen Schmit has crafted such a title, Crisscross Applesauce and Shut the Hell Up: 10 Reflective Lessons for New and Seasoned Teachers. If you’re […]

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Apr 27

Teacher Trait: Gratitude and Greatness

By Matt | School Culture , Teaching

How Teacher Gratitude Creates Teacher Greatness

What really separates great teachers from average teachers? I don’t think it’s: test scores office referrals content knowledge pedagogy That may sound strange at first glance, but… …I really don’t think it’s the set of strategies great teachers use day in and day out that makes them great. I really don’t think it’s their degrees or certifications. I […]

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