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Teaching Standards
By: Rosshalde Pak
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...
RTI Education
By: Kathryn Phillips
No doubt by now, most teachers have heard about the Response to Intervention (RTI) model as best practices for providing academic interventions for struggling learners.   This system for managing...
By: Rosshalde Pak
Games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks like teaching math facts, grammar rules and vocabulary, reviewing for tests or even completing lab experiments. Adding an...
Bullying Prevention
By: Stephanie Wrobleski
In a matter of days, I saw a student transform from an outgoing and bright girl who loved school, went from never wanting to miss a day of classes to one who begs to stay home. The reason? She was...
By: Rosshalde Pak
As classroom sizes continue to grow, it can become difficult for students who need 1:1 or pullout instruction time to receive the proper attention they need. With that in mind, here are some tips on...
By: Ignacio Lopez, Ed.D.
Punishment as a behavior management technique has been around for a very long time, even though teachers know it will not transform troublemakers into well-behaved students.   Here are three key...
By: Nancy W. Sindelar
As teachers, we often spend countless hours grading papers and writing comments in margins, only to have our students look at the grade and then toss the paper in the wastebasket.    While we must...
By: Danielle Conrad
As every teacher knows, standing in front of the classroom can feel like an insane one-man-show (or one-woman-show) in which you're juggling far too many concerns and standards for your students. Don...
By: Charity Preston
Do you have parents who claim they feel “out of the loop” when asked about their child’s progress? Do you want to give your students and their parents a better way to track their progress with graphs...
By: Catlin Tucker
Blended learning is a teaching model that weaves together traditional in-class instruction with an online component. As class sizes increase and resources disappear, teachers need to maximize their...

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