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For teachers facing abrasive moms and dads, a lesson in tact

<b>Q: I am a teacher who has parent-teacher conferences with my ninth-graders and their parents. Frequently, these meetings turn into the parent</b> …

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Classroom Management

Over the past week, I’ve published three posts bringing together many of the materials I’ve either developed or collected on topics I’ve written …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

<i>“I tried Peer Instruction and it didn’t work.”</i><p>As a champion of the popular flipped learning method developed by Eric Mazur, this phrase always hits …

10 Short Story Ideas

Most writers have too many short story ideas, not too few. However, therein lies the problem, because the more ideas you have, the harder it can be …

Creative Writing

How to Use the Feynman Technique to Identify Pseudoscience

In late 2015, a study made headlines worldwide by bluntly demonstrating the human capacity to be misled by “pseudo-profound bullshit” from the likes …

Vocabulary

Ten Things Every Educator Should Say More Often

In a previous post, I shared eight things a successful educator should never say. Admittedly, that is a negative way to think about the impact of …

Pedagogy