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Steps for Setting Classroom Expectations for Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on February 15, 2019
Topics:  Classroom Management, Teaching Strategies

Studies have shown that when you set high expectations for your students, they will work to meet and exceed them. Of course, there are lots of different times for setting classroom expectations for...

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Top Classroom Assessment Techniques

By Jamie Goodwin on February 08, 2019
Topics:  Classroom Management, Teaching Strategies

Rather than asking students to regurgitate facts on a test, it’s important to come up with alternate classroom assessment techniques to determine their level of understanding. Try using some of these...

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8 Ways to Start Your Class Every Day

From the moment that your students arrive, you can start the day on the right foot. These first few moments can set the tone for the day. Your goal is to maintain a well-managed classroom while...

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How to Deal with Parents as a Teacher

Research organizations, government agencies and news reporters all concur: parental involvement is one of the biggest factors—perhaps the biggest factor—in a child’s academic achievement. For ...

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Inclusion: Helping All Students Belong in Your Classroom!

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom Management

Inclusion is creating a community in your classroom that includes both students with and without disabilities. Research shows us that not only is inclusion best practice, but it benefits ALL kids...

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Tips for New Teachers: Staying Organized

As a teacher, you have to keep track of a lot of different things at once. Every student has their own individual needs, assignments, and test results. Each student has parents, and many of these...

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Tips for New Teachers: Classroom Management

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Classroom Management, New Teachers

For a new teacher, nothing’s more terrifying than an out-of-control classroom. Veteran teachers don’t care for this situation either, but new teachers tend to be most vulnerable to losing control....

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Pros and Cons of Classroom Seating Arrangements

By Jamie Goodwin on January 10, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom Management

When students walk into your classroom, one of the first things that they want to know is where they should sit. Many teachers choose to take away the mystery by creating classroom seating...

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Do’s and Don'ts of Classroom Management

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Teacher Training, Classroom Management

Classroom management. It’s a much-discussed topic in teacher education programs, continuing education courses, and among teachers and administrators. Teachers don’t want to spend their days...

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Classroom Behavior Chart

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom Management

When using a classroom behavior chart, the teacher will have students move their name down when they fail to follow the rules or don’t behave in class. I’ve seen teachers use a stoplight, golf...

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