Syed Muhammad Aamir

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5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning

Some teachers are afraid that, by giving students too much freedom, they won't meet standards. First, share the standards with your students. Second, …

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

1. Exciting Podcasts<p>The biggest question on each student's mind at the beginning of the year has to be, "What is my teacher like?" I try to answer …

Teaching

Using Words to Create a Positive Classroom Culture

So today I would like to indulge in a thought experiment: what if we spoke of our classrooms like we would of community, company, tribe, or</b> …

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

There are so many concepts, skills and standards to be covered in any given school day, week or year that it can be easy to forget about one simple …

Tread lightly before using classroom observation to judge professors (essay)

Student evaluations of teaching are suspect -- but increasing classroom observation of professors as an alternative has its own set of problems, …