The conversation about best practices in education is on-going. This volume in-
cludes a sampling of recommendations for best practice at the time of this writing, yet
more fresh and innovative best practices are constantly emerging. While this cycle
of discovery may feel frustrating for professionals working to remain current in both
preparation and practice it is, in truth, a wonderful tradition in the eld of education.
As lifelong learners, practitioners are rarely fully satised and are always looking for
new ways to help students learn and grow as individuals. We offer this book as one
small contribution to the continuing quest to improve education and the practice and
preparation of education professionals.
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