Category Archives for Classroom Management

5 Steps to Creating a Positive Classroom

Creating a positive learning environment in the classroom starts and ends with you, the teacher. And it doesn’t happen overnight. It requires practicing particular skills. For most people, consistently

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Step Inside the Circle of Knowledge

When the Circle of Knowledge was published in 1847, one of its objectives was to bring within the scope of a school book those neglected, but useful and familiar things, which are generally overlooked

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Front Lines: Fighting Back Against Bullying

It was last December when 13-year-old Rosalie Avila took her own life in San Diego following years of bullying by her middle school classmates. The school was aware of Rosalie’s bullying and she

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Introduce Coding to Your Classroom

Learn to code and transfer your knowledge to students. Why? Coding emphasizes problem solving, supports advanced thinking and reasoning skills, and can help a child’s developing brain see the relationship

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First Impressions, Not Second Chances

“A stunning first impression was not the same thing as love at first sight. But surely it was an invitation to consider the matter.” — Lois McMaster Bujold  It has been said that first impressions

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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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