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To manage the stress of trauma, schools are teaching students how to relax

One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.<p>“I see it!” the …

Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education

Techniques to Use to Encourage Positive Behavior<p>Behavior is one of the greatest challenges a special education teacher faces. This is especially true …

Special Education

Lesson Plan Ideas: Engage Students & Improve Writing Skills

[Free Sheets] 9 Lesson Plan Ideas for Educators<p>Educators are faced with an increasing challenge of engaging students. How can teachers effectively …

Bounce balls with your microphone!

A fun way to manage classroom noise or visualize music.<p>A free classroom noise level meter, monitor and management tool. Perfect if your school kids …

Build your career with free online courses

The 21st century is termed the information age which is heavily powered by the internet. Turn on your phone, top up your phone with internet bundles …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

What will school education look like by 2020?

<i>In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of</i> …

Do teachers deserve higher wages? Not everyone thinks so.

While most would agree that the people educating America’s children deserve to get paid fairly, how much is enough is a controversial and complicated …

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Technology in School<p>How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms<p>By Natalie Davis     Aug 30, 2016<p>Natalie Davis<p>How often do you hear your …

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to …

19 Simple Student Accommodations That Work

<i>This article is adapted from Mentoring Minds’</i> <i>Accommodations Educator Wheel</i><i>—a tool to help you</i> <i>easily find and develop ways for students to gain equal</i> …

Teaching

How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

Health and Well-Being<p>These factors are interrelated, and one factor can compound another. For instance, substandard housing, inadequate medical care, …

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Peer Grading<p>Being a creative teacher and having great mentors to teach me, I learned that I could save some time by having students switch papers and …

What to Say When Your Kid Gets Busted

My kid got in trouble at school the other day. We Meltons — we’re mostly good and a little bad.Said child came home and told us what happened. I …

Gratitude

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

Teaching

Winter-Worthy Reads for Teachers

"I came to see the streets and the schools as arms of the same beast. One enjoyed the official power of the state while the other enjoyed its …

Students as Leaders of Their Learning

Student Ownership and Family Engagement<p>The student-led conference (SLC), which takes place three times per year at WHEELS, engages students and their …

The Danger of Never Being “Done”

One of the significant stressors of being an educator is that we never get to be “done.” There is always something more we can do. When was the last …

San Diego

The Thirteen Days of Halloween: Using Children's Literature to Differentiate Instruction in the Mathematics Classroom - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The Thirteen Days of Halloween: Using Children's Literature to Differentiate Instruction in the Mathematics Classroom<p>Not a member?

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

The New Psychology of Success (2000), Dweck developed a continuum upon which people can be placed, based upon their understandings about where …

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

In the last few years, however, my experience in a couple different teams shifted these beliefs. Now, I'm compelled to figure out how to create and …

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

The same is true in the classroom. Often teachers try to solve an unstable situation, only to escalate to the point where any intervention might not …

Strategies for getting young students interested in math

Becoming a strong student of mathematics is about more than memorizing formulas and excelling at operation facts. The true heart of math lies in …

Main

<i>TeachThought Staff</i> May 30, 2018 12<p>A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we're huge fans of …

Education Technology

Leading by learning… #thefirstyear

With any new position, job, or skill…there is a learning curve. These days I walk the tightrope of leading…and learning. I posted this quote at our …

Teaching

5 Classic Children’s Stories With Great Life Lessons

There are many reasons why fictional children’s books are a great resource for learning. First, the cute and funny characters pictured in these books …

Why You Should Think Twice About Helping Your Kid With Math

If the thought of calculating a tip at a restaurant makes you nervous, then you are not alone. Math anxiety is common worldwide.<p>Math anxiety can lead …

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

Education