Category Archives for Classroom Management

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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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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