Anne Sparkman

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The role of arts education in schools

Anne Sparkman June 17th, 2014

Education Week - Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo:“Response: The Role Of Arts Education In Schools”

Students are creative. Ideas come to them in all shapes, sizes and mediums. Just one real life example is a talented high school senior whom I just met named Madison...

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Meet the 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Anne Sparkman May 5th, 2014

It seems only appropriate to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week by congratulating the newly named National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb. 

Falling out of the lead, a new report

Anne Sparkman April 9th, 2014

Continued proof that there is more work to be done when it comes to serving disadvantaged students has been brought to my attention in a new report, Falling out of the...

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Great principals really are important

Anne Sparkman April 3rd, 2014

Laura Devaney has a great article today about how effective principals reach all corners of education and how important it actually is to have strong leadership in schools...

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It isn't just one thing that defines great teachers

Anne Sparkman March 31st, 2014

We hear about this intangible "it" factor that celebrities have to make them stars. We ask business leaders what their key to success is and parents of amazing kids for a...

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Plenty of teaching resources for Women's History Month

Anne Sparkman March 18th, 2014

We may have passed the Ides of March but there is still plenty of time to celebrate Women's History Month. If you are still looking for resources to help you in the...

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An inspiring quote to go with your morning

Anne Sparkman March 6th, 2014

Last week we had the pleasure of sharing that teachers overwhelmingly chose their career in order to make a difference in children's lives. This is part of the research...

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Teachers, we’ve heard you – more than 20,000 of you in fact

Anne Sparkman February 25th, 2014

Teachers leave an indelible imprint on their students’ lives, and, as the ones in the classroom on a daily basis, they’re on the frontlines of education-feeling shifts as...

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The Olympics in your classroom

Anne Sparkman February 10th, 2014

It is official, the 2014 Olympic games have started and I fully admit to being one of the millions watching the different events this weekend. I'm forever amazed by the...

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