Common Practices of Effective Schools

Arguably, the most important development in K–12 education over the past decade has been the emergence of a growing number of urban schools that have been convincingly shown to have dramatic positive effects on the achievement of disadvantaged students….Read More Article by West, M.R., Gabrielie, C.F.O., Finn, A.S., Kraft, M.A., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. 2014 ( […]

Ten Things About Online Teaching

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started….Read More […]

Open Access Textbooks

College textbooks are expensive. However, if you’d like to save your students some money next semester, then we suggest you consider adopting an open access textbook as an official resource for your course. According to Anthony Scheffler, Associate Dean for the College of Education and Human Services, “This is a movement that is gaining popularity […]

Students’ Fear of Writing

Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing Most students in my developmental writing classes claim they “hate” writing. It’s a familiar refrain. But, it is less about “hate” and more about a lack of preparation in the subject area. They do not have sufficient experience… Read More Article by:  Heather Jones — (


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