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David Ruenzel

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Personalized Learning Puts Students on the Road to College Success

When students learn content through technology, teachers are freed to focus on what’s most important for college success: the development of students’ skills.

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Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing

Kindergarten teacher Melissa Burns calls the National Writing Project’s intensive summer institute “the only professional development I’ve had that has had a profound impact on my teaching.”

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Videotaped Lessons Change the Nature of Teacher Evaluation

When it comes to evaluation, teachers would prefer submitting videotapes of their best lessons rather than having their principals drop in, conspicuously, on their class. But it turns out that many principals prefer it too.

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Social Media Becomes an Instructional Tool

A small but rapidly expanding number of teachers are not only tolerating social media, but embracing it as an instructional tool.

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Why the Common Core is a Better Way of Teaching and Learning

Instead of students passively receiving knowledge, the Common Core enables students to create knowledge by engaging with big ideas in math, literature, history, and science.

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