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    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences

    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences
    Hustle & Flow: Classroom Style The words hustle and flow describe one basic word to me: activity. I want my classroom to be full of activity. Productive activity. You may not agree with some of the things I'm writing, but remember, I'm suggesting these for the long-term effect they will have on the student culture and classroom atmosphere. The following are ...
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    5 Teacher Tips on Getting Through Negative Situations

    5 Teacher Tips on Getting Through Negative Situations
    Confronting new classroom situations is part of every teacher’s job. The challenge is of course, how to cope with the tension in the most effective way. I received this email last week from a teacher who feels stuck. “I teach a combo 7th-8th grade elective and the behavior is getting worse.There are a few students who are disrespectful and they make ...
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    How to Build a Classroom Management Plan

    How to Build a Classroom Management Plan
    After introducing a few rules during the first week of school, plan on reinforcing them for the next few months to come. Stick to the 90% reviewing classroom procedures and rules and 10% amount of teaching. By procedures, I am referring to also study skills such as how to present and keep their work, pair and group work and test procedures. ...
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    Top 10 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management

    Top 10 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management
    When Richard Eyster encountered Jennifer Longley at an education conference, he was delighted to learn she had entered the teaching profession. He remembered Jennifer as a bright and good-natured student in his third grade class twelve years earlier. But when they met for lunch, she opened up to him about her frustrating struggle to maintain control of her high school English ...
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    Avoid an Awful Day at School

    Avoid an Awful Day at School
    Veteran teacher and author, Julia G. Thompson, shares helpful tips to keep you smiling all day long. Avoid an awful day at school with these tips. h4. Step One: Be a Good Leader 1. Establish a warm and supportive class identity where students can work together as a team. 2. Provide an organizational framework to help students stay focused. Help ...
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    Dealing with Discipline Problems of Diverse Classes

    Dealing with Discipline Problems of Diverse Classes
    When students aren’t listening, it’s usually because of one main thing: they are not engaged with the setup of the classroom and how the lesson is structured. As you may have already realized, when students don’t understand the rules and procedures in your classroom, they then begin to take control in the classroom. And you know what that means, right? As ...
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    Quick Tips to Save Time Grading

    1. Keep papers organized with old-fashioned wooden clothespins that you can find at stores such as Wal-Mart, K-mart, or Target. Clip papers together with these and you will not have to wrestle with bent paper clips and messy papers. 2. When you grade papers, use two colors of ink. One can be for errors and the other can be for the ...
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    What To Do When Students Flagrantly Disregard The Rules

    What To Do When Students Flagrantly Disregard The Rules
    The following comment was left yesterday and I thought it was worthy of its own article as I have seen numerous things of this type happen over the years: This is my first year as a professional teacher; I have three (90-minute block scheduled) enthusiastic groups of students who have begun to test their boundaries. I love the students, and I ...
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    Dealing with Why-ners

    Dealing with Why-ners
    What is a sound more grating than fingernails on a chalkboard? The sound of a small child or teen saying, “Whyyyyyyyy do we have to learrrrrrrrn this?” Chances are, they will not take favorably to “Because No Child Left Behind has mandated us to teach this content standard this year!” One sure-fire way for teachers reduce why-ning is to make activities ...
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    End of the School Year: Focus on the Positive

    Try to stay focused on the positive instead of the many, many negative things that go on at the end of the year. It is a stressful time with testing, restless kids who think the year is over, and behaviors just seem to grate on your nerves a bit more....not to mention the business of school regarding rumors and facts regarding ...
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    End of the School Year: Break Up the Monotony

    I noticed the glazed look on my students' faces before class has even begun this recently. I usually do one of two things when we get to this point of the semester and it's always based on the personality of the group thus far in the semester. Group projects are great to break up the monotony of listening to lectures. It ...
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    End of the School Year: Flexible Planning

    1) Shake things up a bit - if you're used to doing daily journaling in a notebook, try doing the journaling on a computer or even blogging with your students - adding technology to lessons isn't difficult and it can really help with student engagement, especially at a time of year when attentions are drawn elsewhere 2) Have a cumulative project ...
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    A Field Trip Mishap

    A Field Trip Mishap
    Today I went on a field trip with my friends. If you are a faithful reader, you are amazing. AND, you also know about my issues with field trips based on the ghosts of Horrific Field Trips Past that continue to haunt me. However, I am dedicated to my calling, and therefore, continue to subject myself to that yellow school bus, ...
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    9 Tips on Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom

    9 Tips on Nonverbal Communication in the Classroom
    Tip 1: Understand your own culture, values, and nonverbal behavior Before you can understand the behavior of a student or person from another culture, it's important to first understand your own culture, values, and nonverbal behavior. Teachers can learn about their own culture and nonverbal language by traveling to other countries, talking to new immigrants, reading books, or even by videotaping ...
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    The Importance of Names in Educational Settings

    The Importance of Names in Educational Settings
    Names are important. In the classroom I feel that it is important for students to refer to their teachers as Mr. or Mrs. So and So. I don’t feel that it is appropriate in any k12 setting for any student to use any teacher or administrators first names. There needs to be professional distance between student and teacher. It is equally ...
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    Part 2: Essential Instruction Strategies

    Part 2: Essential Instruction Strategies
    Everything a Teacher Needs to Know Before School Starts As summer quickly comes to a close, preparation for being back in the classroom begins to mount. And what you do in the first week of school can truly set the tone for the rest of the year. Use this elaborate guide, exclusive to Teaching—with tips, strategies, even lesson plans—to help you ...
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    7 Questions That Will Save Your Teaching Career

    7 Questions That Will Save Your Teaching Career
    My priorities as a first year teacher were a little bit off. It wasn’t until the end of my second year before I began to really “get it.” I still don’t get it, but I have begun to. What I learned in later school years was that I needed to ask questions, but not just any questions. Over time, I have ...
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    Part 3: In a Crunch? Try These Quick Lesson Ideas

    Part 3: In a Crunch? Try These Quick Lesson Ideas
    Everything a Teacher Needs to Know Before School Starts As summer quickly comes to a close, preparation for being back in the classroom begins to mount. And what you do in the first week of school can truly set the tone for the rest of the year. Use this elaborate guide, exclusive to Teaching—with tips, strategies, even lesson plans—to help you ...
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    Part 4: Tips for Classroom Management

    Part 4: Tips for Classroom Management
    Everything a Teacher Needs to Know Before School Starts As summer quickly comes to a close, preparation for being back in the classroom begins to mount. And what you do in the first week of school can truly set the tone for the rest of the year. Use this elaborate guide, exclusive to Teaching—with tips, strategies, even lesson plans—to help you ...
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    Best Ways to Prevent & React to Discipline Problems

    Best Ways to Prevent & React to Discipline Problems
    Student behavior problems may be the single biggest reason teachers get stressed and leave the teaching profession. Too often, teacher preparatory programs send smart, qualified teachers into classrooms with little or no skills for handling behavior disasters. Student teaching may prepare teachers for real-life teaching, but more often than not, the student teaching environment may not represent the actual teaching placement. ...
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