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Kindergarten Teacher

Throughout our entire career as students, we encounter countless amounts of teachers that impact our educational career in some way or another. 

 

Every once in a while one of those teachers leaves a lasting impression.  For me, that  was my very first teacher...

One teaching objective frequently used by administrators and educational evaluators is the old adage “Teach bell-to-bell.” Sometimes, however, this wise advice is easier given than done.

 

Teachers find themselves with five or even ten vacant minutes at the end of...

Bullying Prevention

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 being bullied.  

 

Teachers play a vital role in creating a sense of...

Just because you don't take excuses doesn't mean students won't make them. When students start spouting excuses, I like to share the story of the time my dog actually ate my homework...

 

Enjoy that story and some of the most memorable excuses...

No teacher wants to believe her students are cheating, but they probably are. If the kids put half the time into studying that they put into figuring out how to cheat, there’d be a lot more “A” students in the world.

 

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As December rolls by, the holiday hype has most likely invaded your classroom. The energy of...

Get your high school students excited about Halloween with these clever and fun lesson ideas for grades 9-12.

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With the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, now is the time for you...

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For educators, summer vacation is undoubtedly a great perk, but there are 5 big reasons why...

As we look to what the future of teacher tenure may be, it’s important to recognize a few key...

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The Bully Free Classroom: Advice for Educators

Anti-bullying activist Jodee Blanco shares her 10-step guide for teachers to create a bully-free...