By Teachers, For Teachers
From my perspective, testing - not standards - is what is hurting the classroom. Standards were created as an aide and a checklist of what we should be getting to in a school year. With Common Core standards in place, they certainly aren't going anywhere. With that in mind, here is a list of ways to make the standards work for you NOT against you and details on how to directly implement them into your classroom.
As I learned on the blog last year, teacher gifts can be as surprising as a calm, quiet classroom the Friday afternoon before a vacation. Some gifts you just could never see coming. Here are some of best and worst gifts teachers have received:
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On the first Monday after Thanksgiving, thousands of online retailers offer deep discounts to consumers as an answer to the brick and mortar's "Black Friday" sales. "Cyber Monday" has quickly gained popularity and due to that, many high-end online retailers have thrown their hat into the proverbial ring, offering coupon codes and sale prices to attract the deal-savvy shoppers.
Who doesn’t want to think they are the most amazing thing ever? Now imagine that the compliment you just received was also given to the 15 people closest to you. How would that make you feel? For student praise to have purpose, it needs to be genuine and specific. Here are a few easy ways to personalize positive student feedback.