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  • A Cure for Loneliness -
    After recently being widowed, Jillian is deeply depressed and her health declines. When her three out-of-state adult children are alerted, they admit her to the ACE unit and worry that Jillian will resist enrolling in a skilled nursing facility...
  • A Fly on the Wall -
    Observe an experienced science teacher engage her ninth grade Biology students with the help of Virtual Lab. This NASA-inspired technology simulates high resolution microscopes and easily downloads onto any computer. In this class, students learn the features of Virtual Lab, practice technology skills, and realize that science can be fun...
  • A Fork in the Road -
    Tina Reynolds worries about the difficult situations that her students face each day, both at Coral Bay Middle School and in their community. She is particularly concerned with one of her 8th graders, Joseph Rios. Jo-Jo, as he is known to his peers, is making some bad choices these days. But what, if anything, can Tina do to help him? How can she convince him that joining a gang is the worst possible thing he could do?..
  • A Matter of Conviction -
    Dr. Maria Cohen, principal of Elmwood High School, runs headlong into a conflict of professional values over the use of tests to measure and guide instruction. How can she foster a vision of student learning and staff professional growth that is shared and supported by the school community?..
  • A New School of Thought -
    A student teaching assignment at an urban high school prompts Casey to rethink reading instruction. She's impressed when she observes a teacher use hip hop to teach Shakespeare, but her university peers aren't all receptive to this unorthodox teaching strategy...
  • A Piece of the Pie -
    Paramount High School is in dire need of resources, especially when it comes to their sports program. When a local business owner offers some support, though, it comes with a price. Health teacher Noelle Woods-Madson and Coach Moe Sloan can?t see eye-to-eye on the issue, so they put the ball in their principal?s court...
  • A Special Situation -
    How special are students in special education? Should they be expected to follow the rules at West Winds High School, or do they deserve special treatment?..
  • Academy of Environmental Science High School -
    Despite being advised to not make too many changes, the new principal at AES leads his staff, students, and parents forward in the initial steps on a planned journey of change...
  • Adventure at the Speed of Sound -
    A science teacher and a math teacher collaborate to have their students collect and graph data on the speed of sound. What begins as a novel idea becomes a logistical nightmare as one teacher attempts to include several learning disabled students, and, later, discovers that the group work has not been shared equally...
  • All Aboard the Differentiation Train -
    Joan King, the principal of Pemberton Elementary School, is conducting her annual faculty evaluations. The school has recently embarked on a differentiation initiative. Mrs. King is challenged by the fact that one of the teachers models an exemplary lesson while the other has not demonstrated any differentiation at all...

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