Category: Commentary

Participation Strategies are KEY to Engaged Students

My job at UVEI has allowed me the time and space for reflection, the opportunity to see lots of instruction...

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Worrying About Praxis? Here’s Help

Becoming a teacher isn’t as simple as passing a test (and we’re glad it’s not!), but there is one test...

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2019 UVEI Faculty Summer Reading List

The summer months, with more daylight hours and the promise of rejuvenation for weary teachers, provide a perfect opportunity to...

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Five Reasons We Belong in the Classroom

In case you haven’t heard, teaching IS inspiring, despite what national headlines about education might have you believe. There aren’t...

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Quit Your Job and Start a Teaching Career Without (Too Much) Fear

You’ve always thought about teaching. You have a career right now that’s, well, fine, but teaching has always been in...

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Learning by Doing

When we ask participants why they choose UVEI, the top answer, consistently, is that they are attracted to “learning by...

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Why Be a Principal?

If you’ve ever wondered if becoming a principal is in your career trajectory, now is the time to act. There...

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It Takes Deliberate Practice

Ever wonder what makes some people really good at what they do? How did Michael Jordan become the greatest basketball player...

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Lessons from the Co-Teaching Trenches

This year, I have the pleasure to work closely with a dedicated group of teachers from the Fall Mountain Regional...

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Promoting Powerful Relationships with Postcards

During my first in-service as a real teacher, one of the principals in my district gave this advice: “They won’t...

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Feeling (Re)Connected

It’s 4:30 on a Thursday afternoon in the middle of October. A group of a dozen educators--new and veteran teachers,...

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