Month: April 2020

Tapping into Students’ Talents

Are essays really the only way? It hits me about once a year that writing literary analysis essays about whether or not Piggy in The Lord of the Flies is a round or flat character, may not be an essential skill to get a young person through life. What am […]

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Last Week to Get Pop Culture Lesson Plans

The holiday season may be behind us, but TeachHUB would like to extend a gift to all K-12 teachers for their hard work in 2009: Through January 18, ALL TeachHUB MEMBERS will have access to an archived database of 500+ Printable Pop Culture Lesson Plans. Use Pop Culture Lesson Plans […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Classroom Ideas

More than just a time-honored book and movie, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a great tool that teachers can use for some outside-the-box classroom ideas. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox illuminates some of ways that educators can use that theme to work in some unique lesson plans. […]

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Video: The Myth of the Super Teacher

Roxanna Elden, author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, reveals how the myth of the super teacher creates unreal expectations for struggling young teachers. This clever, practical presentation will hit close to home for every educator and will help set realistic expectations for new teachers.

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WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A MISFIT (OR TWO)

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About […]

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Classroom Management Tips for Using Proximity Control

Decent classroom management includes creating and cultivating a positive, relaxed relationship that makes students wish to perform at their highest level. A simple way to bring about a higher level of learning is via proximity control, or just a matter of the teacher sitting nearby to the students. Today on […]

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All About the Flipped Classroom

It’s certainly one of the popular educational buzzwords of this young century, and indeed, the flipped classroom is for sure altering the way some teachers are running their classrooms. Of course, many teachers have a lot of lingering questions about the still-nascent flipped classroom, so today on TeachHUB.com, frequent website (and TeachHUB Magazine) […]

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Lessons for a Snowy Day

We had our first Chicago snow storm last night which meant digging out my car, an unpleasant drive to work and basically feeling soggy all morning. But I am determined to maintain a romanticized winter wonderland mentality this year. To stay optimistic, I’m focusing on the upside of snow. 1. […]

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Go Green In Your Classroom

Nothing is a hotter topic right now than than global warming and our universal need to live green. In support of growing environmental concerns, the federal government and many states are funding green schools. Many of these eco-friendly schools are experimenting with everything from solar and wind energy sources, recycled building […]

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Fun Classroom Ideas to Celebrate Family History Month

Throughout October, teachers around the U.S. have been  commemorating family history moth. It’s a great way for students to get in touch with their own identities, and to learn about their classmates as well. Today, TeachHUB.com (and TeachHUB magazine) contributor Janelle Cox visits some fresh ideas for teachers and students to […]

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Fighting Childhood Hunger in Schools

Schools Fight Hunger is on a mission to bring America’s schools and school families together in the effort to end childhood hunger. Learn about the Schools Fight Hunger organization and find out how your school can participate in this exclusive TeachHUB interview.

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Area 51

By- Deep Dargan The beginning of Area 51 is directly related to the development of the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. After World War II, the Soviet Union lowered the Iron Curtain around […]

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Teaching Strategies for Facilitating Essay Revisions

Much of the schoolwork you assign falls in to two categories: It’s either a “practice” exercise that allows for revisions, or it’s a “final” exercise, like an exam, that’s weighted a little more heavily and the grade of which counts a little more. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan […]

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Teaching Strategies to Help Students Stay Focused

Getting kids to focus is one of the most important yet most difficult tasks we as educators face. Without concentration, even the most basic of skills can’t be taught; meanwhile, studies have shown that elementary students have an attention span of 15 minutes. Heck, even adults have an attention span […]

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Quick Guide to Singapore Math Modeling

How often do your students ask to do the word problems in the math assignment first?How often do your students feel successful and confident with problem solving and computation? If your answers are rarely or never, you’re not alone. Math is one of the most challenging subjects to inspire confidence […]

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Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act

Government reforms have long been a part of the educational atmosphere, and it continues to this day. Back in December, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which effectively ends the controversial No Child Left Behind act. Even Obama foes like Paul Ryan, Speaker of […]

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