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The Science of Mechanics Instruction that Sticks

At the time of this writing, Doug Stark’s Mechanics Instruction that Sticks: Using Simple Warm-Ups to Improve Student Writing has been purchased by half a thousand people; these educators come from seven different countries and 48 US states (New Mexico and Delaware, if you’re wondering). Needless to say, Doug and I are humbled and happy that the book seems to […]

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What Does, and Does Not, Work in School Improvement

Before you click away, thinking, “Oh, this article is about school improvement, and I’m just a classroom teacher,” allow me to argue for the relevance of this post. First, and most simply, many of the things below that don’t work in school improvement also don’t work in classroom improvement. There are quick, potentially powerful parallels. Second, […]

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