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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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PBS Kids Island: Website of the Week

Getting stranded on a desert island just got educational, thanks to PBS Raising Readers’ Kids Island. Every few months, I search for the latest websites for young children. My own children loved Sesame Street and predictability of the show, so I started at the source

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Using Classroom Games to Teach about the Continents

In this technology-driven era when they world can seem so small, with important events of the world available to us (and our students) 24/7, understanding how the world works is of the utmost importance. So it goes without saying that the brunt of instructing kids on events of importance happening […]

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Teaching Strategies for Vocabulary Expansion

Vocabulary, most teachers and professionals realize, is the cornerstone of a well-rounded education. Think about it for a moment, if you will: Without a well-constructed sentence using the right words, an essay, story or poem cannot be completed. With that important word-worthy aspect in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing […]

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HOW BRAIN IMAGING CAN HELP US WORK BETTER, TOGETHER

The human brain is at once the source of our most basic functions, and our most intriguing biological mysteries. Christof Koch, the chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has called the brain the “most complex object in the known universe.” In fact, we know more about […]

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Classroom Activities that Apply Mindfulness

Classroom activities-type articles are consistently popular with TeachHUB.com visitors, and lately we’ve been enlightening educators on how to apply a degree of mindfulness to their classrooms (mindfulness is the intentional, accepting, and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment). You’re not […]

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Classroom Management: 7 Fun Ways to Watch a Film

Most teachers have heard the plea many times: “Can we watch a movie in class?” Many succumb, others refuse, but sometimes, a film can add lots to the academic environment. With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, himself a seasoned high school English teacher in the […]

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Teaching Strategies that Enhance Higher-Order Thinking

Higher-order thinking, or using complex skills to understand a learning topic, is a hot topic in educational circles these days. Higher-order thinking encourages kids to not just memorize math facts, for instance, but to understand how those math facts connect to other concepts. Today’s centerpiece article on TeachHUB.com, penned by […]

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21st Century Skills: Beyond the Buzzwords

Education is a field filled with buzzwords, from RTI to collaborative development to differentiated instruction to student-centered learning and beyond. The latest trend in this time of “change” is 21st century skills. 21st century skills encapsulate all that teachers have been begging for in the post-NCLB era: creativity, problem-solving and […]

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Clever Classroom Activities, Tips for Teachers

Despite the myriad of technological innovations that have transformed the educational realm over the course of the last few years, there are a few stand-by tricks that teachers can rely on to deliver from year to year. These tried-and-true classroom activities have stood the test of time and are there to help […]

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WHY HR ANALYTICS NEEDS THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Human resources is no longer the “fluffy” side of business. Companies are getting back in touch with the art as well as the science of HR, using analytics for data-driven insights that create real business change. Analytics can provide evidence to support decisions that were once based on instinct and experience, but […]

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10 Things to Do Now to Prepare for Back to School

Although your school’s doors may have closed for the summer, and you’re likely focused on June, July, and August, it’s never to early to start thinking about your triumphant return to the classroom at the end of the summer (not a popular notion today, probably). Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing […]

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Mindfulness Classroom Activities

Mindfulness, or the state of being aware of your present feelings and emotions to focus on thoughts, has become a powerful educational buzzword of late. Bringing about mindfulness has a unique on a student’s health and well-being, so it’s no wonder that educators are eager to employ it within their […]

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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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5 Reasons to Plan for a Summer Vacation

The importance of educators recharging cannot be underestimated; indeed, given the myriad of stresses of teaching, taking time to rest and get away is just about imperative. However, during those too-short summer months, teachers often take a second job, take professional development classes, or even begin planning for next year. These options […]

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Cool New Online Course Tool

Move over Moodle, there’s a new player buzzing on the online education scene. After hearing about BrainHoney, a new online course software site, I was impressed with how easy it is to use, the drag-and-drop curriculum connections, and the fact that it’s FREE! To learn more about BrainHoney and how […]

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Need Teacher Giveaway Ideas

As we wrap up the Holiday Lesson Plan Giveaway, I want to thank everyone who spread the word and got so many new teachers involved in the TeachHUB community. Now it’s time for some new, fresh fun. We love giving back to teachers with things they need, want and enjoy. […]

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