Posts tagged with: schools

Student Behavior & Teacher Classroom Management

Between the internet and your neighborhood bookstore, there is no shortage of information on how to manage a classroom. Thousands upon thousands of words that explain (in theory) how to create the perfect learning environment to maximize student achievement exist...
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Teaching “Tough” Students

Empathy matters when it comes to teaching “tough” students. Often times, these students have built layers of separation between authority figures and themselves as a means of defense against being hurt. We are charged, as teachers, to recognize this and...
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Needed: More Critical Readers & Thinkers

If there’s anything that my engagement on social media has shown me, it’s the vastness of adult Americans who lack critical reading and thinking abilities. Initially, I wanted to believe that these individuals represented a small number of the population but after a...
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Free & Easy Online Tech for Assessing Your Student’s Mastery

Essays. Quizzes. Reports. Q/As. Tests. Let’s face it. As teachers, we get tired of grading the same types of work. As parents, we get tired of reviewing the same types of activities. As students, we get tired of showing our understanding...
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Combating the Happy Teacher Myth

I have had days that made me question my career choice. I have had weeks in which I actively sought out job leads and updated my résumé. At one point, I sat down to make a pro/con list for leaving the classroom, which...
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