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    Special Ed Statistics

    Students with disabilities face challenges when leaving school. Schools must help make this transition a smooth one, but many have had trouble meeting this requirement. Here is a look at some key statistics: -Nearly 7 million students with disabilities are served in U.S. public schools. -Specific learning disabilities are the most prevalent disabilities among public school students. They involve one or ...
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    How to Handle Late Student Work

    How to Handle Late Student Work
    The overarching goal of education is that kids LEARN the material, and let’s face it, not all kids learn at the same pace. I have a unique approach to late work. I encourage students to turn their work in early by offering extra credit incentives. I do charge a 5% penalty to work that is turned in late, but I always ...
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    Pepsi Grants for Education: $1.3 Million a Month

    Pepsi Grants for Education: $1.3 Million a Month
    Pepsi looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Education is one of Pepsi's main categories for grants. $5k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground. $25k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best ...
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    Teaching Students to Accept Criticism

    Teaching Students to Accept Criticism
    I really don’t think we teach our students how to accept criticism and learn from it. Most teens get defensive and shut down but learning from criticism can be a positive experience if we choose for that to happen. When I was trying to get my students into the work place, one of the items on their evaluations was a question ...
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    10 Things a Teacher Should Never Do

     10 Things  a Teacher Should Never Do
    No matter how many years of experience you have under your belt, there are certain things that teachers should never do. Not only are the things on this list pushing the ethical envelope, they could also be damaging to your career. I'm sure Teaching readers could help make this list longer, but I've narrowed it to ten things I feel are ...
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    A Nation Still at Risk: Real Education Reform Needed Now

    A Nation Still at Risk: Real Education Reform Needed Now
    In 1983 the landmark publication of the report A Nation at Risk seemed to shake our nation from its slumber regarding the scary truth about education in America. It detailed how there were serious problems in schools in this country and recommended fixes for what ailed schools. Unfortunately, twenty-eight years later there are still many things that are wrong in education, ...
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    Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?

    Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?
    My first year teaching in Compton, California, I asked some of my students who they thought was the meanest teacher in the school. The consensus was unanimous: "Ms. Wysinger is SO mean! She makes you do all your homework. If you don't, you miss your recess. And she's always giving quizzes. And you can't talk in her class." After a few ...
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    The Modern Educator is More Than a Teacher

    The Modern Educator is More Than a Teacher
    Why do classrooms and schools operate almost the same way they did 100 years ago? A group of middle schoolers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area began asking themselves this question during a class discussion of Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel Ender's Game. More importantly, they began to wonder, "Could children, using the internet, have a dramatic impact on the world ...
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    Teacher Accountability Does Not Equal Evaluations Tied to Test Scores

    Teacher Accountability Does Not Equal Evaluations Tied to Test Scores
    Here in New York State, Governor Cuomo is making it his business to tie teacher evaluations to standardized test scores. The teacher’s union is fighting it, and well they should, because judging teachers on their students’ test scores is about as fair as judging Cuomo on the state’s economic condition. In both cases no one would get rehired, and that is ...
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    What Teachers Can Learn from Hip-Hop Culture

    What Teachers Can Learn from Hip-Hop Culture
    I love hip hop, and when I was a classroom teacher, pretty much all of my students loved hip hop, too. So it's not far fetched to suggest that teachers working with low-income black and brown kids could learn a thing or two from the genre. At least, that's the thinking of teacher, hip-hop artist, and author Sam Seidel, who believes ...
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    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool

    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool
    Teachers are increasingly bringing the real-time communication power of Twitter into the classroom to help students learn. But I've come to the conclusion that it's great for helping teachers learn as well. Twitter has simply become one of the best places for teachers to collaborate, share solutions to common classroom problems, and discuss education policy. In fact, it might just be ...
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    Should Businesses Be Run Like Schools?

    If businesses operated like schools, we would first need to break the United States into geographic areas. It would be the responsibility of the businesses in that area to hire every adult in the area between the ages of 18 and 65. The businesses would have to hire everyone: the medically fragile (and provide nursing care), the developmentally delayed, those with ...
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    Gates & Pearson Education Team Up for National Curriculum

    Gates & Pearson Education Team Up for National Curriculum
    In case you missed it, about two weeks ago the Pearson Foundation announced that it was receiving funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create a national K-12 curriculum. Gates ponied up $3 million to have Pearson develop 24 courses, 11 in math and 13 in English-Language Arts. At the announcement, both foundations positioned it as the next logical ...
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    All About Class Blogs

    All About Class Blogs
    What it is: Class Blogs is a fabulous new way for you to easily create and manage FREE classroom blogs! What makes Class Blogs so wonderful are all the extras that are built in. For example, with Class Blogs you can create a virtual classroom space. With just a few simple steps, you can create an online meeting space for your ...
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    28 Ways to Build Persistent & Confident Students

    28 Ways to Build Persistent & Confident Students
    One of the most frustrating situations for any teacher occurs when seemingly capable students won’t finish simple assignments or, even worse, won’t even attempt assignments that appear to be even slightly challenging. Students who stop working at the first moment of perceived difficulty are even more perplexing because their lack of persistence is often confused with laziness. While it may be ...
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    Three Ways to Cut Down On Grading

    Three Ways to Cut Down On Grading
    Grading is one of the most time consuming parts of teaching. The average high school teacher probably collects about 450 assignments per week! (90 students X 1 assignment per day) If you cut down on the amount of student work that you grade, then you will have more time to do such things as create engaging lesson plans, or you may ...
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    Teacher-Proofing Education Reform

    Teacher-Proofing Education Reform
    "There is no way you can say teachers are underpaid. At first I believed it, then I looked at the numbers. Teachers get paid for just 1,500 hours a year, not the 2,000 hours I have to work. And they CHOOSE to defer a third of their compensation for when they retire, getting a pension I never get. If anything, teachers ...
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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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    The Ten Principles of Motivation

    The Ten Principles of Motivation
    Motivating students is a complicated business no matter what age they may be. When students want to complete their work and want to succeed, things will go well in your classroom--they will learn and you will have a rewarding day at school. Here are ten very brief ideas that I find useful in my teaching practice. 1. All learning must have ...
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    How to Give Students Meaningful Feedback

    How to Give Students Meaningful Feedback
    Being a teacher means that you are wearing many hats at the same time. One part of a teacher’s job is to help students build reliable self image. It is being like a mirror for students, so that they can reflect themselves and see a clear and correct picture. How would students otherwise know where they should improve their learning, or ...
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