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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

Create Boundaries<p>Teaching is a demanding profession, one that will drain every ounce of your energy and still want more. The only way to stay …

5 Crockpot Freezer Recipes with Shopping List

Welcome to Part 1 of my Crockpot Freezer Cooking Series!<p>You can find my other menu’s here:<p>This week’s menu includes:<p>Brunswick Stew<p>Italian Sausage …

Are You Teaching Your Daughter to Be a Mean Girl?

One night, during my senior year of high school, I received a text message from a group of girls telling me I was fat and needed to lose weight.<p>At the time I felt bad and embarrassed for them. It honestly stunned me that people could be so downright mean and insecure.<p>Now that I am married with a …

Helping Students Become Better Thinkers

If “children grow into the intellectual life around them” (Vygotsky, 1978, p.88), then what kind of intellectual life are we presenting to the …

Tami Hunter on Twitter: "Ways Students Can Show What They Know - Differenentiation by Product http://t.co/kBwIFvzL"

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New Teachers

Assessment<p>Among the many challenges facing early career teachers, grading can be especially daunting, so we’ve collected some pointers to make it …

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

<b>27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding</b><p>Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.<p>Whether you’re using formative assessment for data …

Teaching

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“Flowchart For When A Day Goes Bad In Classroom Management”

As regular readers of this blog and my books know, I love teaching at our school.<p>Nevertheless, it is not a “walk in the park.” One hundred percent of …

Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment

Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment<p>I have discussed and promoted the need for educators to reflect deeply on their beliefs, processes, …

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Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

The number of decisions that teachers have to make in the course of a teaching day, or even during a ten-minute period, is enormous. Like so many …

7 Stressful Things to Start Ignoring

<i>Life is too short to stress yourself with things that<br>don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life.</i><p>When I was nine-years-old, my dad came into my …

Quotes for Exceptional Educators

“The mediocre teacher <b>tells</b>. The good teacher <b>explains</b>. The superior <b>demonstrates</b>. The great teacher <b>inspires</b>.”<p>-William Arthur Ward<p>“The truth of it is – …

Picture Books for High School (They're Not in Kindergarten Any More!)

I hold up the book I will be reading aloud, Dr. Seuss’s <b>The Cat in the Hat.</b> The students start commenting:<p><i>This is one of my favorite books…</i> <i><br>I love</i> …

Learning and Innovation

High school is one of the most challenging stages for a student. He or she goes from being a child enjoying life to a student being prepared for the …

You've Got to Reach Before You Teach

Giving Back, Giving Thanks<p>Particularly when students are going to have a long break from school, it's useful to ask them what they are going to do …

The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons to Stop Assigning Homework Over the Holidays

Many students agree that assigning homework over the holidays really is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.<p>Upon returning from winter break, …

12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources

<b>12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources</b><p>by <b>Shannon Dauphin</b><p>Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to …

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

<b>The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>As education continues to evolve, adding in …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

The Over-Praise Dilemma: When Complimenting Kids Actually Holds Them Back

"Amazing job!" "Perfect!" "What an incredibly beautiful drawing!"<p>Across playgrounds, schoolyards and classrooms, it is common to hear well-intentioned parents, caregivers and teachers heap high praise on children -- particularly those with low self-esteem.<p>But a new study suggests that when adults …

This Teacher Knows What's Up

24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do

by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>1. Meaningless work</b><p>It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students and should never …

Teaching

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But they also learn a lot of other things -- cursive, long division, how to play "Hot Crossed Buns" on the recorder -- that are probably not.<p>No, we didn't …

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

January 11, 2014<br>Digital social networking is a game changer in the learning landscape. It is an invention that amounts in its importance and …

You’re More Than Just a Teacher

Heading out on supervision at lunch recess today, a young girl in my class approached me and asked if she could walk with me. Our conversation went …