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Paying Students for Grades:  Are we cheapening education?

Is merit pay for students common sense or a disaster waiting to happen?  Teachers have always sought out new and effective ways to motivate students, but now business leaders are getting involved. With private funding, schools across the country are testing a new strategy: paying students...

As you try to tame the craze that the end of the year brings, teachers may be considering new behavior plans and discipline methods in their classrooms. Does your include a big stick?

 

Last spring, Newsweek published a story about a principal who turned his school...

There is no doubt that teaching effectiveness is much reduced when students can barely keep their eyes open. Fortunately, physical activity can be used to energize such classroom lulls.

 

Try these classroom fitness break suggestions to energize sleepy students.

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For those teachers who aren’t teaching summer school, June through August are the best months of the year. No homework to track down from students, no lesson plans or evenings spent grading, no school bells punctuating the day. Busy days at school transform into busy days...

With technology becoming more important and useful every day, a variety of education software aimed at children with autism is now available. Many general educational software titles can also be tailored for autistic children.

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With only a few short weeks before break, it’s tempting to let school run on autopilot until...

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

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

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