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    A former Publications Specialist at Florida International University where she also received a bachelor’s degree in English, Lisa Chesser left the publishing field to pursue a career in education.

    In her first three years of teaching Language Arts, she won an Excellence in Teaching Award for helping students achieve 50 percent learning gains. Because she’s also a writer, an editor, and an artist by trade, students often take more interest in their learning environment because she teaches them the value of it in the workplace.

    You can find her on Google+.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • Student-Driven Learning: 50 challenging questions to ask your students.

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    May 25th, 2014 1 Comment Features

    Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter. Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor… Read More

  • 25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout

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    March 18th, 2014 3 Comments Features

    There’s a reason why teachers receive a sad, knowing nod from others at a dinner party or when meeting new people. The profession kicks us around and often kicks hardest when we’re down. We teach for the pleasure of sharing a subject or skill that we love and hope to infuse a passion in someone… Read More

  • 50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

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    January 17th, 2014 9 Comments Features

    A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of… Read More

  • 25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education

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    November 15th, 2013 6 Comments Features

    Connecting with each other comes to us more easily now that we can just tap away on a keyboard and chat with a person who lives over 3000 miles away. Finding information knows no boundaries with Google on every computer in the world. As educators, this means access to more, faster, which is thrilling and… Read More