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As a student, staring at a blank piece of paper while you’re expected to write an essay can be very intimidating, especially during timed in-class writing and standardized tests. You can put your students at ease with these simple essay prep tips.

 

These tips...

Tony Mullen has had a long road to the White House to become the 2009 National Teacher of the Year. 

 

For 20 years, Mullen worked as a New York City police officer. He remained dedicated to his education during that time, completing his bachelors degree and...

Great teaching is contagious, according to a new study.

 

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has shown that adding an accomplished teacher to a teaching team or department has a strong beneficial effect on student achievement. Many have reported this...

Just like the beginning of every school year, your principal will hold a faculty meeting (or two...or three...or more) at which he/she will explain the importance of parent involvement on a child's education.

 

There is no doubt that there is a strong positive correlation...

Math Facts

As teachers of all grade levels know very well, it is extremely difficult to teach students higher order math algorithms when they are not fluent with their basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  If students are not...

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