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8 Fun Activities to Do While Teaching High School

One of the reasons I decided to teach high school was because I think Language Arts is fun. Unfortunately, many people disagree with me. As I create lesson plans, I want fun activities to do while...

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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 Set Goals as a Student Teacher

By David Recine on February 01, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Strategies

As I’ve mentioned before, student teaching is a very important step in your career. So you’ll want to prepare well for your first day of student teaching,  and set good goals. Knowing what you need...

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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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How to Be a Culturally Responsive Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Teaching Strategies, New Teachers

In order to help each student, it’s important to get to know them. How they learn and the things that interest them are greatly impacted by their culture, ethnicity, race, beliefs, and many other...

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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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How to Individualize Lessons

By Allison White on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Strategies, Lesson Plans

Teaching can sometimes feel like a frustrating exercise in “teaching to the middle.” By knowing how to individualize lessons for your students, you can make sure each and every child is learning in a...

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How to Grade Papers Faster

By David Recine on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Strategies, Grade Papers Faster

There are many different techniques that a teacher can use to assess their students' understanding of the concepts being taught. But using those techniques means grading! You will have to grade...

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