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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

Seven magic mental health questions every teacher should know

Listening. It seems like such a simple concept. Yet during a period of unprecedented teacher workload, making the requisite time to be there for your …

Mental Health

Preschool Class Size—Within Reason—Doesn't Matter, Study Finds

Keeping preschool class sizes at or under 20 children, and keeping child-teacher ratios at 10 to 1, will work for most children in preschool, …

Education

Q&A Collections: Best Ways to Begin the School Year

I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on …

Heinemann Teacher Tip App

The Teacher Tip features: - Daily suggestions from leading practitioners you admire and trust - Quick, actionable teaching tips that support …

Teaching

Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

As many teachers already know, one of the most effective responses we can make to classroom management problems is by saying:<p><i>“I’m not feeling</i> …

Teaching

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been …

Education Technology

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Pedagogy

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The Student-Centered Math Class

Begin With Good Problems<p>Liljedahl’s first strategy is to start with good problems. He suggests using rich, engaging problems that are not necessarily …

Teaching

The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies

Classroom seating offers plenty of opportunities and dangers in any classroom.<p>Primarily because of space limitations, mine are pretty traditional, …

How To Set Google Doc Sharing Permissions For Student Privacy

<b>How To Set Google Doc Sharing Permissions For Student Privacy</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>While cloud-based word processing and file-sharing has been a boon to the …

Teaching

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now

When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method. Those are both very …

Making Academic Vocabulary Stick

<i>with Marilee Sprenger</i><p>Watch the on demand archive presentation and download handouts by clicking the link below and entering the requested …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

Pop Culture

How to Get Students Ready for Learning