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Heather Wolpert-Gawron says that, to inform their classroom practice, teachers should reintroduce themselves to who they were as students—and she offers some tips to help get the process started.

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A large majority of U.S. teachers believe that schools are not doing enough to prepare students with diverse learning needs for success after high school, according to a nationwide survey released today. (Teacher)
Multiple meanings of the word are driving some of the debate around translation of the common standards into classroom use. (Education Week)
Taylor Anderson, 24, spent more than two years overseas, fulfilling her dream to live in Japan. She is the first known American victim of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month. (Associated Press)
Fifth-grader Sandeep Reddy leads several math groups to help his peers advance in their studies. (Associated Press)
More than 300 teachers at a Long Island school district have agreed to pay givebacks of $4,500 each next year to save their jobs. (Associated Press)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is snapping back at union-backed school aid advocates who he says are making bogus threats that children will be hurt by a rare cut in education funding. (Associated Press)
Educators are turning to technology and different teaching and learning approaches to provide more personalized learning experiences for students. (Education Week)
The fate of the Teaching American History grants program hangs in the balance, unless the Senate can be persuaded to fund it, writes historian John Fea.

Discussion
Psychologist Niobe Way says boys struggle in school in part because they experience a "crisis of connection." While boys need and want close relationships—and tend to form them early on—society discourages boys from maintaining these bonds. Do you agree that a lack of deep, emotional connections hurts boys in the classroom? If so, what do you think teachers can do to foster close friendships and expressiveness among boys?

TEACHING NOW
Education Week Teacher's editorial blog, Teaching Now, provides the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Comments welcome.

TEACHER BLOGS
Living in Dialogue
Anthony Cody interviews school superintendent John Kuhn on his opinions about education reform.
Teacher in a Strange Land
"We organize because without allied strength, we have even less control over the difficult professional work, for which we must accept accountability," Nancy Flanagan explains.
Leading from the Classroom
Patrick Ledesma explores the differences between the effects of student learning and student teaching.
Coach G's Teaching Tips
"We educators are giving, helpful people. And yet it's our helpfulness, I've found, that often hurts kids more than it helps them," David Ginsburg explains.
The Book Whisperer
Donalyn Miller participates in the #blog4nwp event in support of the National Writing Project.

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Monday, April 4, 2011, 4 p.m. EDT

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