How to avoid those winter test-prep blues

By Joan Pokrant, Collins Education Associates consultant and author of Open Response Writing: 18 Strategies to Improve Student Performance Every winter I hear a familiar refrain from teachers: “I’m trying to get my students ready for the open response prompts like those they will face on the state test, but the kids are sick of […]

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Does handwriting still matter?

By Gary Chadwell, Consultant and Author, Collins Education Associates Hardly a day goes by that I’m not asked by teachers—especially middle and high school teachers—about handwriting. Why do so few students write in cursive? Aren’t students taught cursive any longer? Should I expect students to write in cursive? Is it relevant in a digital age? […]

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