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Create a Lasting Learning Experience - February 11, 2019

written for Debbie by Scott Silver   “…being human is a team sport. We cannot be fully human alone.” — Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human   Recently, in an unguarded moment from one of my toughest students, she explained to another teacher that she liked my class because she…more

Cultivating Integrity in Middle School - August 20, 2018

  Recently published by Middle Web. How We Can Cultivate Integrity in Middle School

Is Middle School Teaching for You? - June 14, 2018

This article was recently published on Middle Web. Should You Become a Middle School Teacher?

Increasing Professional Capital In Education - April 14, 2018

This article was recently published on Middle Web. What Teachers Can Do to Strengthen the Profession

How Standardized Testing Is Like Airline Thinking - December 10, 2017

This article was recently published on Middle Web. How Standardized Testing Is Like Airline Thinking

New Education Classic Enlivens SEL Teaching - November 14, 2017

Middle Web reviewed my new book. Read about it here: New Education Classic Enlivens SEL Teaching You can purchase Teaching Kids To Thrive for yourself, or your school. Learn more.

“How do I encourage my students to stay engaged and focused on learning?” - February 04, 2015

Welcome to second semester and my second newsletter!  By now each of you has “hit the ground running” after the holidays as you prepare for projects, grade reports, and the all consuming TESTS.  A common question teachers have during the winter months is, “How do I encourage my…more

Reflections of a Former Alliterate Reader - April 12, 2014

By Debbie Silver (first published on the International Reading Teacher Association’s Reading Today Online Website,  April, 2013) I am writing this as a confession. For the first twenty-five years of my life I cannot recall ever voluntarily reading an entire book. I’ve always been enamored by a good plotline when…more

Thank a Teacher…and those who support them… - February 14, 2012

This article was recently published on Middle Web. Thank a Teacher – and Their Families Too!