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Writing a Letter to Parents as a Student Teacher

By Allison White on January 16, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

As a student teacher, writing a letter to parents is your first step in communicating with families. It serves as their introduction to you as their child’s teacher. With these tips, you will make a...

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The Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom with Students

By Jamie Goodwin on January 14, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas

There is lots of great technology to use in the classroom–one of which is tablets. If your classroom is lucky enough to have tablets for your students to use, try these 8 ways to use tablets in the...

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Pros and Cons of Classroom Seating Arrangements

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

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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6 Student Teaching Last Day Ideas to Consider

By Jamie Goodwin on January 09, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

You’ve worked hard throughout your student teaching experience. Now that it’s the last day, you want to leave on a high note. You want to plan a fun but educational experience for your students....

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7 Online Tools to Support Teachers in the Classroom

When it comes to helping students, few tools are as effective as a great classroom teacher. But a great classroom teacher with great tools? Unstoppable. Yet wading through the tons of resources...

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9 Classroom Vocabulary Games to Use with Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Learning Games, Teaching Ideas

Vocabulary is an important part of every subject. There’s always words that students need to learn to better understand the concepts being taught. Unfortunately, many students struggle to remember...

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Quiet Games in the Classroom: 5 Games Your Students Will Love

By Jamie Goodwin on December 25, 2018
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom, Teachers

Sometimes you need quiet games in the classroom. Maybe the weather has pushed recess indoors. Maybe your students need to let loose to help them refocus. Whatever the case may be, here are 5 quiet...

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Top Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

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

There are lots of reasons for using questioning techniques in the classroom. You could use questions to engage your students, check for understanding, test for comprehension, seek opinions,...

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Classroom Behavior Chart

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

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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