1. Using Technology to Facilitate Formative Assessment and Instruction: Our Class Nearpod Experiment – Part 2

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    April 4, 2018 by twunewteachers

    Last week, we posted a blog that introduced the instructional tool, Nearpod and wrote about our initial experiences in using …
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  2. Using Technology to Facilitate Formative Assessment and Instruction: Our Class Nearpod Experiment – Part 1

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    March 26, 2018 by twunewteachers

    No doubt as you near completion of your first year of teaching, you have seen firsthand just how important technology …
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  3. Interactive Science Notebooks: Teaching Students to Think like da Vinci!

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    February 27, 2018 by twunewteachers

    Why a Science Notebook in the Style of Leonardo da Vinci? Science is defined as the systematic study of the …
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  4. 5 Tips for Good Teaching (and a Good Teaching Evaluation)

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    February 7, 2018 by twunewteachers

    As a former school administrator, I am often asked what constitutes a successful teaching evaluation? I was the kind of …
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  5. Sketchnoting as a Visual Learning Tool

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    January 24, 2018 by twunewteachers

    Some people might remember their childhood spent in school, doodling during class as they daydreamed of being somewhere else. However, …
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  6. New Teacher Goals for the New Year

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    January 8, 2018 by twunewteachers

    You may remember back in August during the first TWU New Teachers blog post, it was recommended that you take …
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  7. What Is Checking for Understanding?

    November 28, 2017 by twunewteachers

    Formative Assessment: What is Checking for Understanding?

  8. To Spell or Not to Spell? Spelling Instruction with Relevance

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    November 14, 2017 by twunewteachers

    The blog post this week was written by Dr. Patsy Sosa-Sanchez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education. Dr. Sanchez specializes …
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  9. Classroom Management Essentials for the New Teacher

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    October 30, 2017 by twunewteachers

    The blog post this week was written by TWU Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Dr. Diane …
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  10. Veteran Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

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    October 10, 2017 by twunewteachers

    October is here and that likely means you are wrapping up your first quarter of instruction, completing student report cards, …
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  11. There and Back Again: A Teacher Educator’s Journey Back to the Classroom

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    September 26, 2017 by twunewteachers

    Our blog post this week was written by Dr. Sarah McMahan, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at TWU and one …
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