Technology: Use Google Forms to Get Focused

Google Forms is an app that is becoming increasingly popular among teachers for its ability to easily and quickly create rubrics, assignments, and assessments. It can also be used as classroom management

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How to Create the Perfect Classroom Website

 Website creation used to take time and skills that most teachers simply don’t have.  But now, with Google Sites and other online services such as Weebly, building a classroom website is quite

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Core Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

Teaching English Language Learner (ELL) students is not an easy task in the realm of the regular classroom.  Incorporating the needs of English learners while trying to keep the classroom pace going and

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The Art of the Doodle

There has been a stigma attached to doodling for far too long say supporters. The dictionary even defines doodling as “to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity.”  The tide of

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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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Reach for the Stars With a Big Bang

When it comes to being a cool teacher, few things are more inspiring than the idea of outer space. For a kid looking up at the sky and wondering what is out there, it is what dreams are made of. So it

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A Teacher’s Guide to Health and Wellness

As a teacher, stress is part of the job. A focus on health and wellness, however, has been shown to work wonders for the mind, body and classroom. It is well established in the business world that

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