Dana Truby

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5 Ways Schools Can Build Positive Relationships With Parents (Even the Tough Ones)

Identify roadblocks to parent involvement and pave the way to better relationships with these five tested strategies.  (This blog entry is the third in a series on Building Positive School Culture—here are the first and second posts.) Has this happened to you? Last spring, the Philadelphia school where Sarah is a first-year science teacher put weeks of[…]Continue Reading
Grades: Middle School

How an 8th Grade Honors English Class Should Look – Teachers Weigh In

Misha writes: “My middle school is starting an 8th-grade honors section of language arts. I would love to hear suggestions on how to accommodate the higher-level students and make the class look drastically different from my regular sections?” Figuring out how to differentiate between regular and honors sections can be challenging. Start with letting your[…]Continue Reading

18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games

This is a guest post from OnlineUniversities.com. Thanks to an ever-richer assortment of educational games, students at nearly all levels of schooling are getting the chance to learn while having fun, experimenting and practicing essential skills through video games. While gaming is most prevalent in K–12 classrooms, even some graduate schools are getting in on[…]Continue Reading