Month: April 2020

"Pants on the Ground" Video Writing Prompts

3-8: Pretend that you are an Idol judge. Choose the adjective that best describes Larry’s performance for:– singing voice– dancing ability– original song– entertainment value Provide a one-two sentence explaining why that adjective best describes Larry’s performance. Find “Pants on the Ground” prompts K-2 and 9-12, along with more YouTube […]

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Top 12 Classroom Management Dos & Don’ts

Does this sound familiar? You labored all night creating a thoughtful, engaging lesson. You were confident that your students would enjoy it, only to have your excitement—and theirs—dashed by the antics of a handful of students. You spent all your time writing names on the board, calling out troublemakers’ names, […]

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Dabbleboard: Teacher Website of the Week

Dabbleboard is a free basic Web 2.0 tool – part of the read-write web, meaning that you can read the website and also add to it, or write on the page. This site is a combination of a mindmapping tool, a collaborative tool, and an easy-to-learn online whiteboard. Here are […]

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Put ’em to Work with Classroom Jobs

Hopefully, at this point, your year is chugging along nicely. You and your friends have settled into your routine and you’re off! It’s time to learn! So what happens when you’ve been so engrossed in your teaching that it’s suddenly five minutes before the end of the day, you have […]

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Answering The Question of Common National Standards

While teachers and classrooms are doing everything they can to differentiate and personalize instruction for every student, policy-makers are focusing on creating uniform standards across the map. Are these seemingly divergent paths moving in the right direction? As a trend or hot topic in education, common or “national” standards have […]

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TeachHUB 2.0

Since we launched the TeachHUB resource site for K-12 educators last April, we’ve made a lot of big changes to **hopefully** make TeachHUB as useful, fun and teacher-friendly as possible. I wanted to let you know about theses changes and ask for your help and advice as we continue trying […]

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10 Popular Teacher Interview Questions Answered

A perpetually popular article on TeachHUB.com has been “6 Common Teacher Interview Questions and How to Answer them.” It’s a great article for those seeking both new jobs and for those mid-career who might need a change of career scenery. Today on TeachHUB.com, our centerpiece article is an update of […]

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Technology in the Classroom: Silent Light App Review

The classroom management app Silent Light uses lights as an indication of whether you class is on- or off-task. For more great educational reviews targeted for both teachers and students, download your free issues of TeachHUB Magazine: http://www.teachhub.com/epub/ Get our Silent Light app review>> Vocabulary Activities that Get Kids to Love New Words […]

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How to Get a Teaching Job: A Resume Guide

Today on TeachHUB.com, we published a perfect article for those of you looking for tips on how to get a teaching job. Our post, penned by frequent TeachHUB.com contributing writer Janelle Cox, is a step-by-step guide on creating one, and includes the mandatory elements as well as optional elements and resume […]

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Top 12 Ways to Enjoy Your Job

You work hourly, daily, continually, and purposefully toward creating a school experience that is satisfying for your students. But what about you? What are you doing to ensure that your school is a wonderful place to teach as well as learn? With summer drawing near, it’s the time to stop […]

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Teaching Strategies to Promote a Self-Directed Classroom

Great teachers know that the way to instruct effectively is to use teaching strategies that encourage students to find answers on their own. This is called a self-directed classroom. With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based in Upstate New York, takes a […]

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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR RECRUITING STRATEGY IN 2018

The “war for talent” has been grabbing headlines for over twenty years, after McKinsey’s Steve Hankin coined the term in 1997 and wrote a book with the same name. Back then, the phrase referred to growing competition to attract and retain employees as Baby Boomers left the workforce. The war […]

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Spark Class Spirit with Tie-Dye T-shirts Project

Having students create tie-dyed T-shirts is a great way to build class spirit. If you choose a class color or color-scheme, it’s also a wonderful way to keep your students together on a field trip or locate them during school activities. No more searching in vain for your students among […]

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Are Standards Failing Student?

I had a conversation recently with a colleague of mine who asked one of her AP Biology students why they didn’t seem to care about passing the class. The surprising response is an indictment of what we’re doing to our kids in today’s “high-stakes” public school environment. This student said […]

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Are Standards Failing Student?

I had a conversation recently with a colleague of mine who asked one of her AP Biology students why they didn’t seem to care about passing the class. The surprising response is an indictment of what we’re doing to our kids in today’s “high-stakes” public school environment. This student said […]

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