Category Archives for Classroom Management

Bring Passion Back to the Classroom

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”  — Anthony J. D’Angelo  Do you ever feel like your students are just going through the motions? Has

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5 Tips for Improving Student Vocabulary

To teach vocabulary effectively teachers must learn the skills necessary to apply the best approaches. Student vocabulary instruction is an art that will help pupils retain new terms that will allow them

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A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Creating a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom environment for all students is as important today than ever, perhaps even more so given that classrooms are more diverse and multicultural than

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Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Understanding Autism

Diversity in education also applies to neurodiveristy and special needs such as autism. Just as we celebrate diversity in cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of students who learn, think

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Common Core: Compare and Contrast

Learning the steps to teaching compare and contrast at all grade levels will afford teachers the skills necessary to implement the critical thinking strategy of compare and contrast.  This strategy builds

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Common Core Strategies: Reading for Meaning

Common Core State Standards require teachers to have a complete grasp of the strategies needed to help them. And one such strategy is “Reading for Meaning”. Reading for Meaning is one of six ways that

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Classroom Management for Discipline and Focus

Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. And students are more distracted than at any point in history, teachers say. So what can be done about it? Problems in the classroom

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Summer Course Gives Teachers a Head Start

More teachers are taking advantage of a summer course to better prepare for the coming year. For students, summer represents a long-needed rest from school. The same can be said, however, for teachers.

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Digital Distraction and Teaching in the Age of Smartphones

The digital age has changed how the human brain operates. And it is rapidly changing how teachers try to keep the attention of their students. Young people are particularly susceptible to the influences

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