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“What is the relationship between poverty and the central theme of our novel? I am going to give you twenty seconds to really think about this one. It’s going to require deeper thinking, so in twenty seconds I will start taking volunteers.” Notes are flipped,...

Ms. Cornwell has a responsibility to teach her students the correct answer, not the “almost” answer or the “not quite, but close enough” answer. Her high expectations are evident throughout the 4th grade Math classroom as seen in: answers that are in complete sentences, subject-verb...

Teaching is challenging, rewarding, exhilarating, and most of all, exhausting. Great teachers are constantly thinking of ways to improve, reaching that one student, and making chemical equations relevant while simultaneously smiling, giving grace, apologizing, forgiving, and holding a firm line.   There is a temptation for great...