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Should America Extend the School Day?

When it comes to the school day, how long is too long? Educational technology leader, Will Richardson, recently said “If you’re not uncomfortable right now in education, you’re not paying attention”. It is clear that our American education needs to change in fundamental ways. One of these seems to be […]

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Book Talks Advertise Great Reads

What better place to find a spokesperson for reading than in your own classroom? Once a month I invite students to choose a book they read and present a short, 2 to 3 minute book talk. From the start of the school year, it’s helpful for you to model the […]

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Teaching Strategies: The Ten Rules of Writing

By the time kids get to high school, the methods they use to go about writing are often hard to break. Remember that writing is the linchpin, in many ways, of the educational process – all things stem from a well-crafted essay. With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent […]

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WHY MICROLEARNING IS BECOMING A MAINSTREAM STRATEGY

It’s taken a while, but the corporate world has started to recognize the power of bite-sized, timely, highly specific training—known as microlearning. These micro-lessons—usually packaged as a 3 or 4 minute video, podcast, infographic, game, whiteboard animation or quiz—give learners what they need to know in a quick and engaging […]

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Summer Vacation: How Pets Can Help Kids Learn

Did you know that pets are a great way for kids to keep learning through the summer months? It’s true! Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox takes a look at some of the ways that interacting with pets can help kids learn. Her ideas include: Reading to Pets […]

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Top 10 Teacher Super Powers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to recognize the superhuman feats teachers perform every day. Here is the top 10 list of Teacher Super Powers: X-Ray Vision Superman’s X-ray vision has nothing on you. You can see eyes roving onto their neighbor’s test, covert texts, uniform infractions or […]

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The Homework Wars

Kids don’t want to do it. Teachers don’t want to grade it. Experts don’t even know if it has any true education value. So the question is: Is homework really necessary? No thorough answer to the homework question would be complete without the input of students. After surveying 72 students […]

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Turn Parents into Partners

A high school English teacher told me about a student who struggled with analytical writing and avoided it by skipping her homework assignments. The students’ parents constantly pressured the teacher to overlook the missed assignments. A third grade teacher told me the mother of one of his students left twenty-minute […]

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Classroom Activities About Hibernation

Are you stumped about finding some perfect, wintertime classroom activities that will keep your kids stimulated through the cold winter months? It’s a January-February conundrum for most educators, but with a little creativity, some classroom activities lend themselves perfectly to those cold, recess-less days. To point you in the right direction (NOT toward the […]

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3 WAYS MAN AND MACHINES CAN WORK IN HARMONY

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing are slinking into every nook, cranny and call center of the workplace. But this is not a dystopian future where man is pitted against the evil machine. Instead, the future is much more likely to look like man and machine working in harmony—combining […]

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The Secret to Classroom Management is Fun Friday

Managing the day-to-day challenges, curriculum, and discipline of today’s classroom can be a monumental task. Simply put, it’s hard to get your kids to do what you want them to do. But there is one almost sure-fire way for teachers to institute discipline, get kids to turn in homework, and […]

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How to Motivate Students Through Choice

Discovering just how to motivate students is a tricky yet necessary challenge for most teachers. Many of today’s educators are learning how to motivate students through giving them a choice. But some teachers will struggle with how to motivate students by giving them choices. Therefore, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a veteran […]

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Use Classroom Games to Build Math Skills

Getting kids excited about math is no easy task. Indeed, for a variety of reasons, many younger students just don’t seem to want to learn it. Luckily, there are a bunch of new games on the market now that are intended to get kids interested in and excited about math. […]

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Help Moving Up the Pay Scale

At TeachHUB, we do our best to help teachers wherever we can, even helping you stay certified, get a raise or find your next role in the Education community. Search for Recommended Local Masters ProgramsGet your PhD or EdD OnlineMake the Most of Professional Development in Your School To stay […]

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Student Athletes: How Much is Too Much?

For the 30 million student athletes in America, sports can be an excellent way for high school students to build relationships, stay in shape and learn valuable skills about teamwork. But high school sports aren’t always fun and games. With scholarship hopes, parental pressures and an ultra-competitive atmosphere, some student […]

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Technology in the Classroom: 22 Must-Have Tools

You all know by now: technology in the classroom is taking over your classrooms. The kids in your class likely love technology in the classroom: they can’t get enough of it at home and at school. But how do you know which technology in the classroom tools to choose from? There are literally hundreds of […]

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3 WAYS TO MAKE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES STICK

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is no longer about filling a quota. Today, D&I is recognized as a key way to boost profits and increase innovation. It simply makes business sense. McKinsey’s 2015 Diversity Matters report revealed a strong correlation between diversity and financial performance. According to the findings, companies in the top quartile […]

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Effective Teaching Strategies that Employ Passion

Figuring out how to tap into your student’s various passions can go a long way toward motivating students to learn. But how can you adopt this student-centered effective teaching strategy? Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, also an East Coast-based educator, tells website visitors how to recognize students’ […]

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Technology in the Classroom: 10 Ways to Use Thinglink

If you’re like us, the onslaught of technology in the classroom trends can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to forget about a time-honored technology in the classroom tool when bright, shiny new applications and tools are being unveiled every day. So today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jacqui Murray, who is a veteran technology […]

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The Teacher Spillover Effect

Great teaching is contagious, according to a new study. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has shown that adding an accomplished teacher to a teaching team or department has a strong beneficial effect on student achievement. Many have reported this as “old news”, since most teachers […]

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