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HCSS Teacher Evaluation

Our school’s mission statement: The Hampden Charter School of Science is a top-ranking tuition-free college preparatory school founded in 2009. The mission of the HCSS is to provide a college preparatory-focused education to the

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Project Based Learning

What is Project Based Learning?  Project Based Learning: Explained. “Project Based Learning is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic

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Teacher Work-Life Balance

Managing Teacher Workload During the Regular School Day When I first started teaching in 2007,  I stayed after school hours grading and schlepped piles of papers home each weekend and school breaks.  While my

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The Disintegrating Student

In “The Disintegrating Student,” Dr. Jeannine Jannot provides helpful suggestions to parents to understand today’s teenagers’ struggles. She describes the disintegrating student as someone with a lot of potential but who can not succeed

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Studying for the MTEL

Becoming a Massachusetts teacher takes more than caring about children, graduating from college, or knowing your subject matter. To become a certified teacher in Massachusetts you must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure

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