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Research Says This Is What Its Like Teaching in 2024 1

Research Says This Is What It’s Like Teaching in 2024

Teaching in 2024 is no joke. Schools today face challenges that no one could have foreseen five years ago, teaching after COVID, challenges to classroom materials, the rise of A.I., student mental health concerns. And, we haven’t even touched on the incredible teacher shortage. Among it all, a new PEW Research survey finds some interesting […]

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MassArt’s 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens in Boston’s SoWa Arts District

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is proud to present the 2024 MassArt MFA Thesis Exhibition at MassArt x SoWa. The exhibition, curated by MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) Executive Director, Lisa Tung, will showcase the work of 14 graduate students in the final year of their respective Master of Fine Arts programs. Featured artists include:

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51 Splash-tastic Water Activities for Summertime Fun and Learning

51 Splash-tastic Water Activities for Summertime Fun and Learning Skip to main content Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn us a commission. It’s time to get a little wet and wild! We Are Teachers/The Scrap Shoppe Blog/Pickle Bums By We Are Teachers Staff Apr 23, 2024

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5 Words to Never Use When Discussing Students With Disabilities Plus What to Say Instead

5 Words To Never Use When Discussing Students With Disabilities (Plus What To Say Instead)

As educators, we are constantly using language and communication to teach and inform our students. The specific words we choose to use carry meaning and connotations based on their etymology, the history of those words, and our current cultural and political contexts. Our students will also learn the words we use and repeat them at

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How to Find Affordable Solutions for a Luxurious Kitchen Makeover: Budget-Friendly Strategies

Embarking on a kitchen makeover can be both exhilarating and challenging, especially when trying to maintain a balance between luxury and affordability. The idea of transforming your cooking space into a gourmet’s haven without breaking the bank might seem like a stretch, but with some creativity and strategic planning, you can achieve high-end aesthetics at…

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Free Progress Report Parent Letter Template (Customizable)

Teachers know the importance of progress reports, but sometimes families have questions. They might be confused about whether this report is an “official grade” or whether it requires any action on their part. That’s why including a progress report parent letter can be helpful. No time to write one? No problem! We’ve created a free

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Story of Disgraced Art Dealer Who Swindled Millions Gets HBO Series

Inigo Philbrick (photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) The Sony-owned production company Bad Wolf has secured the rights to a forthcoming memoir documenting the rise and fall of disgraced American art dealer Inigo Philbrick, who was released from prison earlier this year after he was convicted in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud operation. The HBO

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The Quiet Urgency of Barbara Takenaga’s Paintings

Barbara Takenaga has always been a restless artist. Since the early 2000s, she has slowly but continually expanded her process and vocabulary, which has included pouring, chance, pattern, repetition, spheres, and linear marks. In the work of the past two years, however, she has made a major breakthrough. It is not her first breakthrough, but

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