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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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    Quality Teachers Can't Find Jobs

    Quality Teachers Can't Find Jobs
    In all of my years of teaching, I have never seen so many of my colleagues stressed and out of work. It deeply concerns me and it should concern our nation more than it does. More parents and business leaders should be sending letters to our nation's capitol and marching on state legislatures to protect teacher positions and school programs. This ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether it's about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship ...
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    End of the Year Project Ideas to Keep Students Focused & Learning

    End of the Year Project Ideas to Keep Students Focused & Learning
    The following is from Teaching's Dear Julia column: Dear Julia- It's the end of the school year and my students totally know it. Testing is over and they seem so unfocused to learn. I tell them that they need to try real hard because next year it matter that they remember things we learn this time of year, but they don't ...
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    Struggling With Teaching Evaluations

    Struggling With Teaching Evaluations
    Dear Julia- I need urgent advice. I hold a teaching degree as a bachelor in education sciences with major in modern languages (Spanish - English) and this is my first year working at a new school as a self contained teacher. I started teaching English both as a foreign and as a second language when I was 18 years old and ...
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    Dear Julia Advice for Teachers

    Dear Julia Advice for Teachers
    Dear Julia, I am currently in the military and I plan on getting out and going to school starting next fall. Couple questions: How hard is it to teach and coach a high school sport at the same time? I really want to coach soccer. Also, I love math, but I don't think I could take all the math classes that ...
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    10 Tips for Struggling First-Year Teachers

    10 Tips for Struggling First-Year Teachers
    The following is part of Teaching's exclusive Dear Julia column: Dear Julia, As a new teacher/interventionist working with students that are struggling in all areas, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain a classroom discipline that is firm and consistent, and this has been a problem in our school since the corporation merged two schools into one. The biggest problem I ...
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    Relationships in the First-Year Teacher’s Classroom

    Relationships in the First-Year Teacher’s Classroom
    As my first year of teaching moves forward, I am beginning to see the impact of relationships I have with my students. We all know from personal experience and moving stories we’ve heard that a relationship between a child with few resources and a teacher or coach who can provide some stability can affect the course of that student’s life. To ...
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    7 Mistakes to Avoid in December

    1. Some school districts will pay teachers early this month because school is not in session at the end of the month. Budget your money carefully! You may feel rich right now, but your next payday is a long time away. Next page: Mistake #2 to Avoid in December [page] 2. Continue to teach. Your students will try endless tricks ...
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    A Higher Calling Deserves a Friendly Answer

     A Higher Calling Deserves a Friendly Answer
    My mother knew I was going to be a teacher when she tripped over my stuffed animals and me in the narrow hallway of my childhood. Of course I had them in a perfect straight line. “But my Cabbage Patch Kids have to go to the bathroom, Mama”, I protested as she sternly asked me to pick them up from the ...
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    Eleven Quick Tips to Help You Be a Better Teacher

    Eleven Quick Tips to Help You Be a Better Teacher
    1. Plan your lunches. Stock up on items that are easy to toss into your lunch bag as you rush out the door: cheese sticks, crudités with hummus, fruit cups, apples, nuts, the teachers’ staple: peanut butter, crackers, plenty of water, green tea, and anything else that you find enjoyable and healthful. 2. Dress the part. Even on casual Fridays, you ...
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    Advice for Teachers from Dear Julia

    Advice for Teachers from Dear Julia
    Dear Julia, I began my student-teaching internship in January. I want to continue my education but I am not sure when. Should I wait until after my first year of teaching before beginning a master's degree or should I begin it the day after I graduate with my Bachelors? A very Grateful student AND teacher =) Janisha623 Hi Janisha623, This is ...
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    Middle School Trouble Makers

    Middle School Trouble Makers
    Dear Julia, I just started teaching a 6th grade reading class in a middle school. I have established and repeated class rules, set up a daily routine, and even end class a few minutes early so the kids can socialize. However, I am still having trouble getting the kids to listen and respect me. I have implemented a strike system, given ...
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    Pleasing Parents: Part of the Job

    Pleasing Parents: Part of the Job
    Dear Julia, I enjoy presenting both art and Spanish I lessons to my middle school students (grades 6, 7 and 8) and have done so successfully and almost uneventfully for the past nine years at my current public K-8 school. I was told recently by my administrator that she had received three phone calls from parents who were upset that their ...
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    Focus on What You Have, Not on What You Don't

    Focus on What You Have, Not on What You Don't
    If you constantly focus on what you don’t have, you will never fully appreciate what you do have. -Sharron Scott (yours truly) It's true, if you constantly focus on what you don't have, you'll never see what you do have. Think about it: If someone gave you 3/4 of a wonderfully delicious chocolate cake, and all you could focus on was ...
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    A Poem For Disruptive Students

    A Poem For Disruptive Students
    I wrote this poem earlier this school year. I used this poem to teach students about analyzing poetry as well as theme and narration. They were really engaged in this lesson. I SEE YOU You make strange noises OR You laugh at things That are not funny OR Maybe you FART LOUD and SMELLY Because your voice has Been silenced By ...
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    Dear Julia: Trouble with Team Teaching

    Dear Julia: Trouble with Team Teaching
    This week's question for Julia was posed by a teacher having trouble team teaching. Even if you aren't team teaching, she offers great advice on how to work with another teacher- even when you don't agree. _Dear Julia-_ _I've just started team teaching this year. My cooperative teacher is about twice my age, and seems like a great teacher. Our class ...
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    Dear Julia Advice Column for Educators

    Dear Julia Advice Column for Educators
    Teaching is listening, and what we've heard is that you need extra support dealing with difficult students and difficult situations you face as a teacher. If you have a question and need the help of a seasoned teacher, here's your chance. Send your question in a message to Dear Julia, acclaimed author, Julia G. Thompson. Julia will answer your question in ...
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    Dear Julia: Help! Principal Problems

    Dear Julia: Help! Principal Problems
    Dear Julia, I have had a couple of altercations with my administration that has left me feeling unvalued and unappreciated. I feel that they are very unprofessional and I have spent many sleepless nights trying to figure out how to handle the situation. First, I teach in a "unique" community of wealth and power. The administration is the poorest I have ...
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    Dealing with Disruptive Students

    Dealing with Disruptive Students
    There are two students in the same class. They don't know each other. One soph. HS girl very large and unattactive never speaks, sometimes sleeps, only does assignments when she is prodded; and then very little. She is failiing badly. She has very rude behavior, pushing like a defensive line man; leaves the class room to go to the bath room ...
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