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School schedules should be designed to best support student achievement, principal Olympia Williams writes in this blog post. “It is important to keep in mind that we only have students for a few hours in the day so we need to maximize and focus our efforts to make sure that none of that precious time is wasted,” she writes.

"Why do students become disengaged with their classrooms, curriculum, or ultimately their teacher?" asks ASCD EDge community member Jennifer Davis Bowman. In a recent blog post, Davis shares a list of top teacher turn-offs that her students compiled. She admits that she’s guilty of telling stories more than she teaches.