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“When you’re working in a school,” she said, “stay away from the teachers’ lounge.” 
 
Despite having nothing to do with teaching language arts, this is the best advice I ever received...

For this week's To Do Today, let's playWordle wordplay.

 

Wordle is a website that lets you create word "art" out of vocab lists, words to describe yourself (or have your students), literature, RSS feeds to any website/blog, etc. They're great fun to organize and identify...

From Hard Knocks to Honor Rolls

Thanks to Crossnore School, North Carolina kids are getting out of a broken system and into a safe, supportive community.

 

The Crossnore School was founded by Mary Martin Sloop, M.D. in 1913 for Blue Ridge Mountain...

Teacher liability is a critical issue. You are responsible for your own acts that may result in liability charges, so make certain that you protect yourself against avoidable liability suits. 
 
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With an entire class of students’ reading levels to keep track of, it’s easy for your guided reading program to become disorganized. Sometimes it seems you spend more time cleaning than you do teaching! There are some things you can do to help. ...

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To kick off this holiday weekend, we want to spread a little patriotic pride with awesome 4th of...

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In this education news article, we share an inspirational story that reminds us about life's...

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To end the summer with a giggle, I've compiled and concocted 20 side-splitting (and maybe a...

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? Well, in the spirit of shamrocks and leprechauns...

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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Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already bracing for the...

Teacher Spring Cleaning

While “education” and “reform” may have become dirty words, you can reform your classroom into a...

Use these free Halloween lesson plan ideas to give your students a fun Halloween movie to watch...

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

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

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With late winter and spring deadlines...

No bullying sign on chalkboard

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