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Cooperative Learning Checklist

Cooperative learning can be a powerful tool for energizing a classroom, motivating students, and raising achievement. However, any teacher who’s used cooperative learning knows that it’s not always easy to get kids to work together and stay on task. Sometimes it may even seem like your students would rather work […]

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How to Teach Writing in STEM Classes

Traditionally, the task of turning students into proficient writers has always been considered an English teacher’s job. Therefore, finding innovative ways to include writing in the ELA classroom appears second nature to most English teachers. With the impending implementation of the Common Core State Standards, school districts now expect all […]

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Good Impact of Lockdown

by: Janvi Joshi The nationwide lockdown that brought 1.35 billion people to a stop has apparently caused positive impact on the environment, we can say at least temporarily. From cleaner air to […]

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Top 20 Teacher Jokes

To end the summer with a giggle, I’ve compiled and concocted 20 side-splitting (and maybe a little corny) teacher jokes to laugh our way back around to the weekend.

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Working from Home

By- Rohit Kumar Pandey   Working from home — some people love it, other people hate it. Regardless of which camp you fall into, you’re likely spending an increased amount […]

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My Teacher Survival Kit

My students’ supply list have been handed out, mailed out, and posted on our school website for the last six weeks. The list includes pencils, papers, markers, colored pencils, and all of the normal necessities needed throughout the year.  Now that they are all set, it is time for me […]

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First Day of School Activities Students Love

The first day of school will be here before you know it. Most teachers face the big day with enthusiasm, but they dread the inevitable challenge: what to do on the first day of school. Every teacher’s approach is different. Whatever your goal, here are a few things to try […]

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6 Back to School Tips to Organize Your Classroom

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning”-Winston Churchill “If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” -Denis Waitley In the midst of back-to-school madness, it’s easy to let […]

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Connect Your Classroom to the Outside World

Including people and experiences outside the classroom has become ever more difficult with budget cuts. But with the cyber world and the U.S. mail at your disposal, you can connect your kids in lots of ways that are inexpensive or free. Here are a few ideas to connect your classroom […]

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5 Don’ts for Teacher Professional Development

A professional development session can leave a teacher feeling knowledgeable and excited, or feel like the session was a waste of their time. I’ve had the benefit of working in three different districts; some were very laid back, and others were very uptight. I’ve seen both extremes as far as […]

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Dyscalculia and Other Uncommon Learning Disabilities

Almost 2.5 million American students suffer through what can be diagnosed as a learning disability like dyslexia. These disabilities can hinder a student’s abilities to read, write, spell and speak – and often go undiagnosed. But dyslexia isn’t the only learning disability from which kids suffer. Two other  examples are dysgraphia and dyspraxia.  Learn more about the rare learning disability dyscalculia, and […]

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9/11 Teaching Resources

With the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, now is the time for you and your students to commemorate that infamous day in American history. We’ve collected some thought-provoking activities, writing prompts, teacher-recommended resources and lesson plan sites to help you out.

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Classroom Management: 9 Free Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips have become an excellent classroom management idea for teachers and schools that don’t have the budget to take real field trips, or who can’t hit the road with their class for other reasons like insufficient staffing. To pull off taking a virtual field trip, you class only needs a […]

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Back to School: Top 5 Grammar Tips

No one can dispute the importance of grammar, and at this important back to school juncture, it’s a good time to revisit the rules of the written word. A clear link can be drawn from grammar to professionalism, becoming an intellectual, and attention to detail – all of which will help students […]

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How Parents Can Prepare for Back to School Time

In our ongoing series about planning for going back to school, today we examine the ways in which all moms and dads can get ready for the inevitable – the first day of school. It’s a stressful time for kids and parents alike, but with our guide on how to prepare, teachers and […]

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