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A Radical Shift RESOURCEFULNESS DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

In March of 2020, as the novel coronavirus spread across the region, schools began closing. Halls once bustling with children were soon empty. Educators shifted radically to adapt to teach in this new educational format while students developed new skills in order to learn. Families were suddenly responsible for facilitating and supporting their children’s education in a new and increased way. In this way, Melmark Carolinas (MCS) and the individuals served were no different than any other school or student. However, given the population of individuals MCS serves, the school’s response had to be unique to ensure students’ skills maintenance and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How do High Level Questions INCREASE Rigor if No One Can Answer Them?

I though it might be interesting to do an article about questioning using a series of questions to help teachers to raise the intellectual rigor in their classrooms.

When you think of the 100’s of questions that teachers ask each day, do you ever wonder how many are recall level, are answered by the same students, require memorized short answers, and are answered by “I don’t know”?
Contrary to what students think – in science we ask questions for two reasons: 1) to have students explain what they know and to evaluate the depth of their knowledge about the science concepts we are teaching and 2) to assess what student understand, listening for misconceptions or preconceptions in their responses.

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Refreshing New Educational Group Offerings at World of Coca-Cola

A trip to Atlanta just wouldn’t be complete without visiting World of Coca-Cola. Where else can you stroll through over 135 years of history, join an exploration in a 3-D movie, get closer than ever before to the secret formula for Coca-Cola, discover the connection between your sense of smell and your sense of taste, take a photo with the 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear and close out your visit with some tasty beverages from around the world? 

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

With miles of pristine white-sand beaches and Spanish-moss draped live oaks, world-class golf, a thriving culinary scene, and that famous southern hospitality, it’s no wonder Hilton Head Island has been named “the #1 Island in the Continental U.S.” by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler for the past four years. Access to the island can be a day trip by car through the beautiful landscape of the southeast, or for those wanting to expedite their arrival guest may fly directly into the island’s own airport, just a five-minute drive from the resort, with a variety of convenient routes through Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas, NYC, and more. For even more options, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is located just 50 minutes from the resort.

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