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School IS NOT Canceled

By Trevor Muir / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on School IS NOT Canceled

The Coronavirus cannot stop teachers and it cannot stop school.

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The Optimal Group Size for Student Groups

By Trevor Muir / March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on The Optimal Group Size for Student Groups

Here is researched-backed, teacher-tested answer to the optimal group size.

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Why Are We Still Standardized Testing During a Pandemic?

By Trevor Muir / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Why Are We Still Standardized Testing During a Pandemic?

There is an addiction to standardized testing in this country.

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How Service Learning Leads to Deeper Learning

By Trevor Muir / February 18, 2021 / Comments Off on How Service Learning Leads to Deeper Learning

I once had a group of high school students with very little interest in giving the slightest effort in school. They were not ‘honors’ students and could care less about grades, academic accolades, or pressure from parents to succeed. This group rarely submitted assignments or contributed to class discussion. But then I invited a guest…

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How to Make Grammar Engaging

By Trevor Muir / February 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How to Make Grammar Engaging

Help students answer: “When will I ever need this?”

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Can You Really Have Hope During a Pandemic?

By Trevor Muir / February 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Can You Really Have Hope During a Pandemic?

Having hope doesn’t always make sense.

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Using the Group Contract to Boost Student Collaboration

By Trevor Muir / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Using the Group Contract to Boost Student Collaboration

This is one of my favorite classroom collaboration tools.

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Lesson Plan: Discuss and Write About Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

By Trevor Muir / January 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Lesson Plan: Discuss and Write About Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Reflection questions and activity for all grade levels.

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My Teacher Let Me Take a Month Off School

By Trevor Muir / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on My Teacher Let Me Take a Month Off School

Was this teacher wrong for giving no schoolwork for a month?

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Dear teachers: You’ve got this.

By Trevor Muir / December 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Dear teachers: You’ve got this.

This isn’t about finding a silver lining and just being positive in the midst of a challenging time. It’s about becoming aware of the undeniable fact that we grow in hardship.

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Don’t Tone Yourself Down in Virtual Meetings

By Trevor Muir / December 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t Tone Yourself Down in Virtual Meetings

There is something inherently awkward about being passionate and energetic behind a computer screen, but not receiving any of the passion and energy in return.

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