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When Kids are Bullied, What Can Parents Do?

It’s no mystery that being bullied hurts. Whatever form the abuse takes—whether it’s being tripped, teased, excluded, mocked, insulted, gossiped …

Mental Health

What to Do With That Awkward 5 or 10 Minutes of Class You Have Left

My first year of teaching, I would often end my lesson, check for understanding, have students fill out an exit ticket, review the homework …

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Thinking About Learning<p>In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed everything we know about learning in a paper called <i>How Students Learn</i>. In …

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

<b>20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture</b><p>It’s an age-old saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed …

Special Ed Teacher Compliments Every Single Student Each Day, Gets A+ In Our Book

High five!<p>Love is the core value of this teacher’s curriculum.<p>Special education teacher Chris Ulmer begins each school day at Keystone Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, individually complimenting each of his students for 10 minutes, The Mighty reported. Ulmer hopes to build confidence and …

Teaching

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

Agree To Disagree

3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers

The answer is to have them produce ideas without writing at all. That’s right, the way to get hesitant writers to produce as much writing as they do …

Teen Engagement in Learning Starts With Respect

But adolescents can be uniquely frustrating to many adults. The challenging developmental tasks of separating from adults and seeking their own …

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Patty O'Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education. She reports:<p>Kindness changes …

Empathy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?

That year, empathy became a central component of my classroom instruction. Given that I taught history, empathy naturally lent itself to discussions …

Pedagogy

Sustained Silent Reading in High School

Chamberlin allowed her students to engage in the meaningful tasks of reading and writing without prescription or direction. She then directed them to …

Teaching

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Why read poetry?

Poetry

Why discipline is different from punishment

I shared this image recently on Facebook and was really surprised by the amount of pushback it received.<p>There were a number of teachers who felt that …

Classroom Discipline Starts With Classroom Management

Good classroom management goes hand-in-hand with student discipline. Educators from the novice to the experienced need to consistently practice good …

‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom

While an education reform policy debate becomes ever more furious around the country, teachers still have to teach every day. Here, from edutopia.org, are 25 great tips to help teachers keep their classrooms in control. The most brilliant teacher can’t help kids learn if he/she can’t manage the …

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different …

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Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

When you choose, choose high frequency words. These are words students can often use in all subject areas, and words your students are more apt to …

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

Cyberspace Aggression<p>The ability to connect with practically anyone at any time has given way to a new form of bullying that has been dubbed …

Social Media

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Hearing this talk created in me a great need to examine the many mistakes I have made in my life. I discovered that my mistakes fall into four …

Pedagogy

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Raising our voice to get students' attention is not the best approach, and the stress it causes and the vibe it puts in the room just isn't worth it. …

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?<p>Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here …

Students Can Learn Vocabulary as They Read Online - Market Brief

In my first post, I told you about me. Today, I want to introduce you to my startup, ProfessorWord. Our goal is to help students learn vocabulary as …