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Increase Student Participation
By: Kim Haynes
Call it "active learning," or "classroom participation" -- every teacher wants more involved students and fewer apathetic ones. With a little extra planning, that is possible. Below are four common...
Classroom Fitness Activities
By: Annie Condron
As the New Year inspires people to flock to gyms around the country, you can also apply that fitness fervor to your classroom.   Here are the top 12 classroom fitness activities for you and your...
By: John G. Gabriel
Learning simply cannot occur alongside misbehavior, so instruction hinges upon classroom management. Effective teachers are effective classroom managers. It’s essential that you handle disruptions in...
Tips for New Teachers
By: Gail Skroback Hennessey
A - Always exhibit an interest in what you are teaching. If you think it’s important , your students will, too.Have an assessment for how to grade your students.B - Be prepared with your lesson.Have...
Introducing Books Activities
By: Stephanie Wrobleski
Student readers, like builders, need a foundation and a blueprint to be successful.Here are 12 simple strategies to introduce a text to students and prepare them for literacy success.
Teacher Professional Development
By: Kim Haynes
“I’d love to do some professional development, but it’s just so expensive!” If that sounds familiar, take heart: here are some activities that are low cost, but high impact – guaranteed to make you a...
Technology and Learning
By: Dr. Katherine McKnight
In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the...
Obsolete School Lessons
By: Annie Condron
For better or worse, some teaching topics and students lessons are falling out of favor in current curriculum. Here are the top 12 things you learned in school that may not be taught today.
Teacher Appreciation
By: Annie Condron
The education community has been all gloom and doom recently, with Waiting for Superman, protests with bad press, and more standards on top of foolish mandates coming down from every which way. At...
By: Amber Johnson
To be a great teacher, you’ve got to know how to handle a crowd. Maybe that’s why these celebrities commanded their classrooms before finding fame.   Here are the Top 12 Surprising Celebrity Teachers...

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