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    Powerful Quotes for Teachers

    Quote #1:If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. -Barbara Colorose Continue to Quote #2 → [page] Quote #2:Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams Continue to Quote ...
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    How Teachers Can Work with Divorced Parents

    Julia- I’ve got a lot of divorced parents in my class. How do I go about conferences? Do I do them separately or invite both sets to one conference? It’s probably a silly question, and I don’t want to ask the teachers in my grade until I get a better idea what other schools do. Thanks a bunch- Angie h4. Dear ...
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    Mistakes to Avoid in December

    Mistakes to Avoid in December
    December can be such a stressful time of year for all educators. Don't make it worse by falling into one of these bad habits. Here is a short list of the mistakes that you can avoid this month to make your job successful. Read now: 7 Mistakes to Avoid in December >>
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    The Gift Dilemma for Teachers

    The Gift Dilemma for Teachers
    From the First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide December can be an extremely stressful month for teachers everywhere. One of the stressors for many teachers is deciding how to manage students who come to class bearing gifts. Perhaps this excerpt can help you with this problem. “While it is gratifying to receive presents from students, you should never encourage students to give you ...
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    December DOs and DON'Ts for Teachers

    December DOs and DON'Ts for Teachers
    Most of us will spend a great deal of time this month dealing with gifts of various kinds. By their very nature, gifts involve both givers and receivers. As teachers, we learn early in our careers that the line between the two is often blurred. We spend our days giving—our time, our attention, our patience, our knowledge; in return, the best ...
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    How to Stay Healthy (Germy Paper Can Make You Ill)

    From First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide [photo:53706] You do not have to join your students in sniffles or flu if you use common sense to take good care of yourself in the following ways: • Exercise at least three times a week. • Get enough rest. • Practice stress reduction techniques • Eat well. If you pack your lunch, be sure to ...
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    Avoiding an Ulcer and Other Health Problems

    Avoiding an Ulcer and Other Health Problems
    There's an issue we need to talk about before it's too late, and that is your mental and physical health. This issue often gets ignored in the rush to worry about lesson plans, classroom management and actually teaching your students, and understandably so: many of us are hard-wired to be dedicated far beyond what we're asked to do. That is, of ...
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    Is it Possible to Live on a Teacher's Salary?

    Is it Possible to Live on a Teacher's Salary?
    Dear Madison, I just finished my first year of college. I'm an undecided major, but I've always thought about teaching. I love kids and think I'd be really good at it. With the economy the way it is though I'm not sure I should be a teacher. I won't make enough money to make a good living. I'm thinking about becoming ...
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    The Back-2-School Checklist for Teachers

    The Back-2-School Checklist for Teachers
    Dear Julia- I just got my first teaching job. I’m not working a second job this summer, and I’ve just reached a “bored” point. I’ve completed my personal to-do list for and I’m going to school in just three weeks! Are there things I can do before school starts to get ready so I don’t panic once pre-planning starts? Thanks, Susan ...
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    What Do Students Value in a Teacher?

    Want to know what students want in a teacher? I did too. So I asked them. Be sure to watch the whole thing—the last student really brings the noise. (If your school blocks YouTube, try watching it here.) That’s as good an argument as I could ever make for asking students what’s wrong with education. Too bad we don’t do ...
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    Handling Mountains of Paperwork and IEPs

    Handling Mountains of Paperwork and IEPs
    Dear Julia, I am a special education teacher and have A LOT of paperwork on and surrounding my desk. I have tried numerous ways to organize my paperwork and would really appreciate some ideas and help! Especially with managing and organizing my student's IEP's. Thanks. Amanda Hi Amanda, Your concern is one of the most common ones that teachers everywhere share. ...
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    An Epiphany in the Classroom

    An Epiphany in the Classroom
    Every grade level (hopefully) has its share of epiphanies—baking soda volcanoes, bird identification, light as wave and particle—but I find junior year’s discoveries to be quite meaningful. These sixteen and seventeen-year-olds are mature enough to understand that there’s real life after high school but not so close to the end that they have one foot (or eye) out the door. During ...
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    Can Older "New" Teachers Find Jobs?

    Can Older "New" Teachers Find Jobs?
    Dear Julia- In Calif. I owned my own home based pre-school so that no one else would babysit my own kids. And, I would be home when they got home from school. This lasted 13 years of 55 hour weeks or more. All three kids are at UNLV now. (We moved) and the boys are Eagle Scouts. Their majors are physics, ...
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    Transitioning to a New Grade- Help!

    Transitioning to a New Grade- Help!
    This week's question for Julia is from a member who has just switched from teaching the elementary level to middle school. Julia has great suggestions for how to accomplish more during the day and tackle bad behavior. Dear Julia, I have taught for several years at the Elementary level. This year is my first year teaching middle school that instructs about ...
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    Secrets of School Communication Revealed

    Secrets of School Communication Revealed
    What happens when communication breaks down? School life doesn't run smoothly. Teaching did some investigating, and we hope the results of our efforts will help educators, principals and parents communicate more effectively. 10 Things Your Students Won't Tell You 15 Confessions from Principals 10 Things Parents Don't Tell Teachers
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    Class Management Advice for Student Teachers

    Class Management Advice for Student Teachers
    Dear Julia: I am just beginning my first few weeks of student teaching, and one of my main goals, as well as concerns, is classroom management. I don't feel comfortable yelling at students, and feel that this is definitely used far too often in classrooms, however sometimes simple steps such as turning lights off or clapping don't always seem to work...(or, ...
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    What Veteran Teachers Wish They Knew Before Their First Day

    What Veteran Teachers Wish They Knew Before Their First Day
    It's okay to be worried or nervous going into the first day of school, especially if you're a brand new teacher. Yet even those of us who have been in the classroom for years still get anxious and may even overlook some of the wisdom we've accumulated from time to time. Knowing this was a question on the mind of many ...
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    10 Secrets to the Best School Year Ever

    10 Secrets to the Best School Year Ever
    I have been teaching about 30 years now and I still love teaching! I have taught all grade levels including the university level and I still feel the same way. After teaching special education classes for 28 years in public schools, I now teach teachers getting their master’s degree in special education and write a blog called Successful Teaching. I really ...
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    Back to School Tips...for US!

    Back to School Tips...for US!
    Friends, how did it happen? How is it back to school already? In a previous post, I wrote about the three summer phases, the last being the most glorious--the relaxation phase. I have gotten so good at Phase 3, it's a shame to give it up, really. This summer, however, I did not master my goals of becoming bilingual, learning to ...
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    Why Should You Teach?

    Why Should You Teach?
    Every morning, my local news takes a three-minute break for a local ministry. It’s non-denominational and surprisingly not preachy for a preacher. I’m usually eating my breakfast, slugging down vitamins, or picking up the squeaker toy mines my dog has left all over the living room. This morning, I overheard “I’m here because…” and naturally I wondered, “I teach because…” Why ...
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