Alexandra Wladich

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What is a connected classroom?

Alexandra Wladich March 26th, 2014

From iPads to desktops, schools around the country are getting connected. But what exactly does that mean? A connected classroom is more than just a row of computers or...

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Technology in remote classrooms: Luxury or necessity?

Alexandra Wladich March 19th, 2014

Can technology become a “great equalizer” for schools? For those with access to the tools, tech opens doors to a mind-boggling amount of resources with just a click of a...

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Is recess the key to success?

Alexandra Wladich March 13th, 2014

Seeking to increase instructional time for students, many schools and school districts are considering lengthening the school day and year. In New Jersey, for example,...

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Reading, writing and coding

Alexandra Wladich March 7th, 2014

There is no denying today’s students are learning in an age where information is available anytime and anywhere. From smartphones and iPads to Google Glass and social...

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E-Learning eliminates snow days

Alexandra Wladich February 12th, 2014

With winter storms popping up all over the country (and let’s not forget about the polar vortex!) many schools have closed their doors during inclement weather this winter...

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Doing math vs. knowing math

Alexandra Wladich February 6th, 2014

There is a big difference between getting the right answer and explaining how you got the right answer.

Free teaching resources for Black History Month

Alexandra Wladich February 3rd, 2014

As we jump into February we know teachers and parents are looking for resources to use with kids for Black History Month. Scholastic has created a number of FREE resources...

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Why we should encourage children to read what they want

Alexandra Wladich January 31st, 2014

Last week Jess introduced us to Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith, the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them...

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Turning your passions into powerful learning for your students

Alexandra Wladich January 28th, 2014

I recently came across a great article in Education Week that encourages educators to bring their passions and life experiences to the classroom to take their teaching to...

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A “R.E.A.L” need for mentors

Alexandra Wladich January 24th, 2014

Did you know that young people who participate in mentoring programs are more likely to pursue higher education than those who did not participate? It’s proven!