Posts tagged with: teacher effectiveness

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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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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3 Costs of Considering Student Voice

The world, in general, has very antiquated views of childhood and student capabilities. Despite the research supporting children’s ability to understand complex ideas with proper scaffolding and support from adults, many parents, educators, and leaders choose to withhold a multitude of...
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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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