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Jessica Cuthbertson

December 31, 2015

3 Edu-Resolutions for New Teachers In The New Year

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Explore these three practices to help you remove (or at least reduce) the number of tasks on your plate: 1) Less grading and more real-time feedback, 2) Set limits -- and stick to them, and 3) Just say no (at least occasionally). I hope these edu-resolutions help minimize stress and create small pockets of time to reflect, reenergize, and reignite your passion for teaching and learning this year.

 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 23, 2015

Say This, Not That: How Our Words Elevate (or Denigrate) the Profession

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Whether we like it or not, teaching is a public profession. What we say (and how we say it) matters. Principals, parents, colleagues, and students are listening and watching. Our language can be used as a lever to communicate the very real challenges we face while still upholding professionalism. Check out this, "Say This...Not That," list of common phrases and share your own solutions-oriented sentence frames for elevating the profession.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 9, 2015

Lights, Camera, Action, Reflection: Using Video to Transform Your Teaching

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Want to take your practice and PLC to the next level? Swallow your fears, get over that initial dismay when you hear how your voice really sounds to your students, and let the camera roll.

 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

October 19, 2015

10 Reasons #WhyIWrite: Celebrating the 2015 National Day On Writing

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Tomorrow is the National Day on Writing, a cross community celebration of writing in all of its forms. In the spirit of this day I challenge readers and fellow edu-bloggers across the nation to share what keeps you writing. Whether the bulk of your writing is lists, emails, lesson plans, or the next great literary masterpiece, celebrate your inner writer on October 20th.

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