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Professional Development | Guest Edu Bloggers | Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | universal design for learning

Universal Design for Learning

By: Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.
July 16th, 2019

The following is a guest blog from our favorite expert on Whole Brain Teaching & Learning, Dr. Melissa Hughes.  Some of you may know that I started my career in a 4th grade classroom. What many people may not know is that my journey to understand how the brain works and how to make it work better started there. It would have been really helpful for me to know as a teacher what I know now about those factors that impact memory, focus, concentration, creativity. While all students have the same pieces and parts between their ears, each is unique in strengths, challenges, learning preferences, and ability.

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Guest Edu Bloggers | teacher appreciation

11 Things to Remember to Keep your Passion for Teaching Alive [Poster]

By: Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.
August 24th, 2017

The floors are polished, the desks are clean, the pencils are sharpened, and the “Welcome Back” bulletin board is up. Teachers across the country have spent the last few weeks cleaning, organizing, decorating, and planning for their new classes. A new school year is underway! As educators, we have a huge responsibility to our students, along with the parents who have entrusted their children to us. Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, there will be days that it feels like you’re trying to push a peanut up a mountain. And there will be days that you feel every effort goes unnoticed. And then, there will be days that you see a child’s eyes light up with excitement when they finally “get it!” Those are the days that you’ll know exactly why you chose to become a teacher.

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!