Leah Hart Larson

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Teacher-Student Relationships: When Are You Too Close?

Developing relationships with our students is essential for effective learning and risk taking.<p>We all strive to embed a feeling of safety and comfort …

Let’s Get to Know You! 20+ Icebreakers for Kids

<i>“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” by Plato</i>The beginning of the school year is a great time to …

9 Mistakes New Teachers Make

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Earl/Flickr Creative Commons<p>“Ctrl+Z” is one of the greatest functions ever created. The ability to undo mistakes helps me, …

15 Things Only Teachers Would Understand

Francesca Marinaro<p>Read full profile<p>Summer has arrived, and for many this means just one thing: school is out! This also means that, at least …

Motivation

Tips for the Beginning Teacher

<b></b><b>(As a student teacher and a one to three-year professional)</b><p><b></b><b>I. Be Professional</b><p>Be professional in dress, manner, and attitude from the first minute …

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children discipline and keeps them from idleness. Yet a growing body of research reveals an …

Homework is BAD!!

Remember homework? Annoying drills, set # of words/sentences/pages, worksheets & mind-numbing readings. I hated every minute of it. I felt robbed …

Homework -v- home learning

This week two of the three #pypchats on Twitter are about home learning. While I haven't assigned any homework for the past 15 years, I've always …

School stops giving homework, tells kids to play, adults FREAK out

It sounds like someone ripped the words right out of your wildest elementary school daydreams, but it’s <i>happening</i>: a school in New York has stopped …

Parenting

Homework should be limited to 60 minutes a night for best results

The small gains made by pupils who did 100 minutes of homework each night were not worth the extra effort, said educational researchers<p>It is what teenagers have suspected all along. Too much homework is just not beneficial.<p>Although teachers and parents might think that extra learning helps …