Connie Wu

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Why do teachers stay in the profession? Clue: it's not for the pay

<b>Teaching veterans less likely to identify pay and holidays as reasons for entering and staying in the profession compared to newer starters</b>Teachers …

A Valuable Tool for English Language Learners

According to principles in second language writing research, portfolios can break down the writing process by content and language to better engage …

Statistic Of The Day: Yes, We Teachers Buy A Lot Of Food For Our Students To Eat

In results that didn’t surprise a single teacher in the United States, a new survey finds that we’re spending a fair amount of money each year to …

Can Writing Be Taught?

The best way to learn how to write effectively is to read extensively.

How I Handled Homophobia In My Third Grade Classroom

It is not only my opportunity, but my responsibility to educate my students on these topics.<p>We were walking down the hall to go to recess. Two boys started hugging each other. Their embrace was cut short by a third boy standing next to them. “Are you <i>GAY</i>?” he boomed, loud enough for everyone in the …

Writing Workshop Checklist

<b>2. A clipboard or other method of keeping track of student progress daily.</b> Walking around the room and checking in with students is a great way to …

6 Habits Of Talented Teachers

What do talented teachers do? In a hurried and impersonal data-driven world it is easy to lose sight of what

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

From years of teaching in the classroom and countless school visits and interactions with excellent educators worldwide, I’ve created a list of …

The big lesson from the world's best school system? Trust your teachers

Finnish education is rarely out of the news, whether it’s outstanding Pisa results, those same results slipping, the dropping of traditional subjects, not dropping subjects, or what makes Finnish teachers special.<p>I worked in England for two years as a teacher before moving to Finland eight years …

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How to Help Your S.O. Through Tough Times

Most relationships start out pretty great: You’re happy together, you complement each other, and your lives are going really well…until, suddenly, tough times hit.<p>Maybe your partner has a sick family member or is dealing with their own illness, or maybe they were recently laid off from their job. …

6 Helpful Ways To Overcome Heartbreak

I'm writing this post with a lot of love for women who are nursing a broken heart.<p>Unless you married your high school sweetheart who you met when you were 14 (I know a few people who fall into this category, and part of me is envious of you) you probably have gone through one of the following …