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10 Old-School Grammar Rules That Teachers Need To Ditch

Relax, Oxford comma purists. We’re not coming for you. Whereas the Oxford comma helps prevent confusion (after all, My heroes are my parents, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama takes on a whole new meaning without it), we can’t say the same for other grammar rules. The English language is constantly evolving, and with it, the rules that govern it. And so, grammaristas, it’s time to channel your inner Elsa and let these old school grammar rules go.

1. Don’t split infinitives

Trekkies, rejoice! Despite the Star Trek tagline, there are some of us who learned, or taught, that infinitives

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In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning

Catholic schools have dealt with declining enrollment and rising costs since the 1960s, leading to widespread closures that were accelerated by the pandemic (See “In Pandemic, Private Schools Face Peril,” Features, Fall 2020). To help Catholic schools regain their financial footing, Seton Blended Learning Network, a program within the nonprofit organization Seton Education Partners, has teamed up with schools to promote blended learning and increase enrollment at a faster pace.

The main driver of Catholic schools’ present plight has been their human capital model. Historically, Catholic schools relied upon members of religious vocations, like priests and sisters,

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Will Teachers Get Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines? – Teaching Now

Those on the front lines of K-12 teaching should get high priority for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new survey of superintendents, principals, and teachers.

It’s a question that’s taking on increasing urgency as coronavirus rates surge to alarming levels nationwide. Three companies—Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca—have announced promising results of clinical trials on their vaccines. They now face an accelerated approval process.

In a survey fielded Nov. 18-19, after Pfizer and Moderna’s announcements, but before AstraZeneca’s, the EdWeek Research Center asked district leaders, principals, and teachers which preK-12 employees should be considered essential workers and receive early access to COVID-19

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11 Ways Kids Can Still Have Recess at Home​ During Remote Learning

It goes without saying that this school year has been challenging in many, many ways. If you’re feeling mentally and physically exhausted from trying to keep your classroom on track, you’re not alone. As you’ve probably noticed, it can be particularly difficult finding ways for your students to have recess at home. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a list of ideas to keep kids active while learning remotely.

1. Warm up

A good warm up can prevent injuries and get the body ready for physical activity. You probably already know a few moves, but a helpful chart can provide step-by-step

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