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Are the pressures from administrators, parents and life outside of school hurting your teaching?

 

I’ve spent my career working with highly demanding urban high turnaround and selective enrollment high schools. There is no shortage of challenge and negative energy in...

From the elections to Michael Vick’s re-emergence as a starting quarterback, controversies are everywhere. They offer outstanding “teachable moments,” but these topics can be tricky to handle.

Here are some must-read teaching guide to tackle controversial topics in your...

How can we teach new vocabulary in a fun, exciting new way?

 

With all of my students doing poorly on their literary terms quiz, I needed to find something to help motivate them to practice, practice, practice and engage with the vocabulary until they were able to embed all...

Some websites offer so much it could take all month to investigate the site, then another month to write about all the wonderful features.

 

ReadWriteThink is one of those amazing websites, so hopefully my exploration can lead your way!

Lately it seems as if every time I turn around, someone (It doesn’t really matter who the someone is...although it always seems to be someone who has never taught before.) is pointing their finger at, blaming or ridiculing the work of teachers.

 

Yet we still need to...

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Students sitting around a table with Tic Tac Toe on it.

Classroom games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks...

Potential teacher being interviewed.

Preparing for a teaching interview is a lot like studying for a test. You can review commonly...