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Sometimes life gets in the way, but that doesn’t mean give up
Edie Guerra, NBCTJanuary 13, 2020

On August 13, 2016 I began my National Board journey. Little did I know at this time I would also embark on another journey. Because my school district and teacher’s union supports National Board, I was able to encourage 10…

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We need to change our high-school students’ expectations about teacher feedback
Ray Salazar, NBCTJanuary 7, 2020

At the beginning of the year, my Chicago Public Schools high-school students expressed lots of frustration because I didn’t write any comments on their first major essay. “You need to give us feedback,” they demanded. Some doubted I read their…

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Asset-Based Grading to Reward Students for What They Know
Noah Prince, NBCTDecember 17, 2019

Teachers can adopt better grading strategies to reward students for the knowledge they’ve gained, instead of penalizing them for what they haven’t yet mastered My son’s first grade teacher told me that he was lucky to have a younger sister.…

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