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By: Annie Condron
With the 2.0 teaching community getting bigger by the day, there are endless options to look for lessons.     You can gain the expertise of veteran teachers, the resources of major news agencies,...
By: Kim Haynes
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it can also peak the interest in your students and engage them in your lessons!  If you didn’t catch the Sherlock Holmes movie over the break, you probably saw...
By: Kim Haynes
Everyone wants teachers to use technology. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to...
Math Facts
By: Randi Saulter
As teachers of all grade levels know very well, it is extremely difficult to teach students higher order math algorithms when they are not fluent with their basic facts (addition, subtraction,...
Teacher Books
By: Kim Haynes
Let’s face it – by the time "Back to School" rolls around, you're already out of time to make adjustments and improvements for the new year.  Here are 12 books for summer reading that will ensure you...
By: Jacquie Ream
As a student, staring at a blank piece of paper while you’re expected to write an essay can be very intimidating, especially during timed in-class writing and standardized tests. You can put your...
By: Kim Haynes
Younger children love the "make believe" of pretending to be grown up. Teens who are less interested in school may respond to a dose of “real life” reality. No matter how old your students are, here...
By: Krista Sadlers
Looking to liven up your centers? Let your students play games! That’s right, games have educational value. They provide opportunities for students to develop both social and academic skills....
By: William B.C. Roberts
For better or worse, here are the top 12 presidents to impact American education. 12. Bill Clinton (1993-2001): In 1994, President Clinton signed the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. The Goals 2000...
By: Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. And Alvin J. Silbert, Ed.D.
"I forgot." "I can't remember that." "I sit down to take a test and my mind goes blank." "I'm not a good test taker." These are all things students say when they forget assignments or don't do well...


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