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Introducing Books Activities
By: Stephanie Wrobleski
Student readers, like builders, need a foundation and a blueprint to be successful.Here are 12 simple strategies to introduce a text to students and prepare them for literacy success.
Teacher Jokes
By: TeachHUB Blog
To end the summer with a giggle, I've compiled and concocted 20 side-splitting (and maybe a little corny) teacher jokes to laugh our way back around to the weekend.   *What is a math teacher’s...
Teacher Movies
By: Annie Condron
After polling teachers, checking box office numbers, critical reviews and teacher forums, we've compiled a list of the Top 12 must see teacher movies.  They appear in no particular order.
Teacher Professional Development
By: Kim Haynes
“I’d love to do some professional development, but it’s just so expensive!” If that sounds familiar, take heart: here are some activities that are low cost, but high impact – guaranteed to make you a...
Technology and Learning
By: Dr. Katherine McKnight
In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the...
Obsolete School Lessons
By: Annie Condron
For better or worse, some teaching topics and students lessons are falling out of favor in current curriculum. Here are the top 12 things you learned in school that may not be taught today.
Teacher Appreciation
By: Annie Condron
The education community has been all gloom and doom recently, with Waiting for Superman, protests with bad press, and more standards on top of foolish mandates coming down from every which way. At...
By: Amber Johnson
To be a great teacher, you’ve got to know how to handle a crowd. Maybe that’s why these celebrities commanded their classrooms before finding fame.   Here are the Top 12 Surprising Celebrity Teachers...
Classroom Review Strategies
By: Stephanie Wrobleski
In my district, returning from spring break marks the beginning of the fourth marking period; the final countdown to summer vacation. Teachers and students alike look forward to school’s off season...
Assessment Tips
By: Kim Haynes
There’s a faculty meeting tomorrow, a parent-teacher conference the next day, you have to prep your materials for that project next week, and – almost forgot – you still haven’t graded the...

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