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What do teachers really need in order to support their students? School supplies? Money? Extra time? In this post, Stephanie explains what she needs in order to help students have success.

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Monthly family STEAM challenges are a great way to build a stronger home-school connection, they challenge students' creativity, and they're just plain fun! In this post, you'll learn everything you need to know to launch these challenges in your community.

FEWER THAN FIVE

At our school we encourage kids to have Fewer Than Five absences for the year.  Attendance counts!  This is how and why we do it.  @WishFischer #WATeachLead

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We are beyond excited to introduce the newest cohort of Teacher Leaders for CORElaborate! With educators from each of the nine regional Educational Service Districts, this year's cohort will promote a message of teacher leadership from throughout the state of Washington. 

Teach Science, Teach Literacy

If you teach science, you teach reading, writing, and communication.  Erin shares some tools to support that instruction.

Student Discussion

There is a lot of focus on the structure of student discussions in the classroom—Socratic seminars, think-pair-share, and philosophical chairs are all beneficial protocols, but they are only empty shells if students do not know HOW to talk in an academic setting.

3 Quick Ways to Build Inquiry into Practice

Lights are off save a unicorn nightlight cycling through a rainbow of colors.  Two pouches have been consumed.  I’ve patted my three year old's back for 3 minutes then 2 minutes and now 5 minutes.  Yet, her eyes are open, staring up me, ready to ask me another question.  Her latest favorite:  “Why are you my mommy?”

Integrating Research, Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts looking at ways to integrate research in a way that values teacher time for content.

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Last spring my third graders selected and solved a problem for our school. To improve safety and raise the aesthetic appeal of the exterior of our school, students collaborated with our principal, the school district maintenance and grounds departments, and a local nursery.