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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Clear Intention<p>The purpose of group work needs to be clear not only to the students, but also to the teacher. Do students even know the intended …

Pedagogy

3 Questions To Guide Your Vision

There are many people in newly formed leadership positions where they have a blank slate to create something new in their work. One of the things …

5 ways to make simplifying expressions make sense - Bridging The Gap

Student mistakes are important. It’s important to know <b>what</b> mistakes students make and <b>why</b> they make those mistakes.<p>For example, last time, we looked …

4 New Ways to Use Google Docs Forms with Students

The Google Docs form is an efficient tool for teaching and learning because it is user friendly, free, and works on most computing devices. Forms can …

Resources | Project Based Learning

Classroom Management Basics

<b>Sybil Humphries:</b> I saw a great reward system in use this year while I was observing a second-year teacher. The teacher had a kitchen timer and each …

10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about

Google Plus has recently rolled out some very impressive updates to its features starting by improvements of the page lay-out to improvements in …

Personality Coordinates Icebreaker

With school starting up, I thought I’d share the most interesting icebreaker I found last year. Copy, cut, and pass out these half-sheets [pdf].<p>Each …

[Makeover] Shipping Routes

As the summer winds down and #MakeoverMonday comes to an end, we’re going to crank up the difficulty around here. For the final three makeovers, I’ve …

What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

With that, we must set a new path. We need a way of looking at teacher leadership which assures that we value expertise while spreading the idea of …

Teaching

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Also like a muscle, empathy is easy to forget, particularly when operating in a crisis mode, always putting out fires. As a personal example, my …

Empathy

Advice for the First Day of Class: Today We Will

The first day of class is critical. What happens on the first day, even in the first moments, sets the tone for the entire course. The impression you …

Jewelry Making | How to Wire Wrap a Pendant

Celebrate Educators on National Teacher Day

The month of May is all about Teacher Appreciation. The fifth month of the year is Teacher Appreciation Month, and with special dates throughout -- …

Tips for Beating the Clock in the Classroom

Now count that each class instead of 55 minutes is 45 minutes because of the five minutes of taking roll and getting the class started and five …

Skills practice [#NCTMDenver]

I attended E. Paul Goldenberg’s session on Thursday of NCTM in Denver. It was not at all, as advertised, in keeping with the <i>proof</i> strand. But that …