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The Alabama Best Practices Center works to help teachers and administrators develop the competence, commitment, and courage to do whatever it takes to improve student learning.




KLN South: Kids Share Their Learning at Pike Road Elementary

Educators participating in last week’s Key Leaders Network (South) at Pike Road Elementary took time to hear from fourth grade learners about their projects and real-world applications of learning. Cathy Gassenheimer shares some highlights, photos, and a great PDF showcasing student work. Videos included!

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How Well Are We Using Writing to Help Students Learn?

It is time for all of us who support Alabama public schools to do what it takes to make effective writing instruction an essential in every grade, writes Cathy Gassenheimer. “Imagine how empowered our students will be if they leave school with the ability to write effectively, both in their work and in their personal lives.”

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