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Geometry: Explore, Learn, Prove

Are you teaching a lesson on parallel lines? What about a lesson on the interior and exterior angles of polygons? If so, our Geometry lessons are the perfect resources for you!  We released our first one, Parallel Lines and Angles, this past fall. Since then, we've released four more. The lessons […]

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Successful Strategies of a Global Educator

Regardless of grade level, subject, or academic setting, you can become a global educator and teach global competence. Here are some ideas to get you started.  Get Informed – Start by broadening your own global citizenship and developing a multicultural awareness. Evaluate your own culture; think about your traditions, values, […]

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When Digital Natives Become Teachers: Tech Problems Solved?

As the digital generation enters the workforce, does their technology skillset help them meet specific job-related challenges? This question has important implications for the digital-age classroom. Writing on the future of work, David Mills notes, “the true ‘children of the internet,’ who won’t remember a life before broadband,… are headed en-masse […]

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Five Things the Redesigned SAT Got Right

March came in like a lion for the high school students who were the first group to take the 2016 redesigned SAT. Now, while they wait an excruciating two months (May 17) for their scores, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of College Board’s SAT changes. We believe […]

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SAS Curriculum Pathways Teacher Institute

**The application is now CLOSED. We are currently reviewing applications.** We at SAS Curriculum Pathways are excited to announce our inaugural Summer Teacher Institute! The application is open and ready for your submission. We always say "in-service teachers are our number-one source for new features and vital to our development process." For these reasons, we […]

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#Edtech Planning: Why Implementation Matters

My high school calculus teacher once asked the class, “When do you know that your new shoes have just become your normal shoes?” Answers varied: “when the majority of the shoe shows wear or dirt,” “when you buy a newer pair of shoes,” “when the season changes.” I mused, “When […]

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Four Tips for Helping Students Unpack an Argument

Perhaps it’s the frenzied primary campaign season that’s to blame. But for some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the state of our public discourse. More specifically, I’ve noticed that our political candidates are increasingly unwilling—or unable—to answer questions with logical, detailed answers. When asked to explain why […]

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Putting Students on the Write Path

One of my goals for 2016 is to become a blogger. I’m not a writer. I deal with numbers not words. So panic often sets in when I start to write. But then I realized that—panic or not-- I have to step out of my comfort zone if I want […]

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Elementary Spotlight: Songs and Social Studies

Bedtime stories and Disney movies are great, but how do you get young readers to start embracing nonfiction, historical fiction, or even primary sources? And how should parents and educators introduce them to these new genres? Explore! Primary Sources is the brand new repository of original text and audio, provided […]

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From (A)rea to (Z)ero: 18 Quick Math Tutorials

Starting a new lesson and need a quick overview of the upcoming concepts? Or are you starting a new lesson and want students to quickly review prerequisite skills? Well, these 4-6 minute tutorials are just what you need. Why are some numbers rational and some irrational? That’s an important question […]

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