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    A Little Swine Flu To Go With Your Learning?

    A Little Swine Flu To Go With Your Learning?
    Anyone? No? As most schools are, we are currently on Swine Flu Watch. Unfortunately, my classroom has turned into something resembling a hospital waiting room what with all the allergy issues, asthma related breathing problems, spring colds and hacking coughs. But I am vigilant. Vigilant in my search for Swine Flu-esque symptoms. Or really, any symptoms that say Why the Heck ...
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    The SECRET Teacher Supply List

    The SECRET Teacher Supply List
    I consider these items to be absolutely indispensable in the classroom. They have multiple uses and help you avoid problems that you probably haven't thought about. 1. Painter's Tape This special tape doesn't stick to anything permanently, but sticks strongly enough to leave until you're ready to take it off. You can use this to section off your board, floor, walls, ...
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    How To: Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student

    How To:  Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student
    We all know the type of kid; he or she may be your biggest headache. They are hostile to you and their peers, they don’t seem to listen, and don’t do what they are told. Its almost like they want to upset you. It seems like the more you try to manage them the more they resist…. Sound Familiar? Students with ...
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    4 Similarities Between Strep Throat And Classroom Management

    4 Similarities Between Strep Throat And Classroom Management
    I went to the doctor today. It was the first time I’ve been in over a year and a half. I have strep throat. And it’s summer. How lame is that? Enough with the complaining, As I was sitting here this evening wondering why my visitor numbers were a bit lower than they have been lately, I realized that I didn’t ...
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    5 Ways To Win When Students Test Your Limits

    [photo:70992] It’s been a while since I have taught 7th & 8th graders and now I remember how much they like to get away with. Even the good students do things from time to time that just boggle my mind. WHY DID YOU DO THAT? It’s crazy. How do I handle these misbehaving miscreants? These 5 ways.... 1. Don’t pick favorite ...
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    How to Keep Students from Cheating

    How to Keep Students from Cheating
    Many students of all ages find it tempting- and sometimes irresistible- to cheat on homework assignments. Students who cheat instead of doing the work themselves may not fully comprehend the lesson, slipping behind in knowledge gained. While teachers do not have full control over this because they are not with students when they complete homework assignments, there are strategies that ...
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    Rule-Free Teaching

    Rule-Free Teaching
    This year, we have done things quite a bit differently in our band classes. We have not spent any time really outlining classroom rules. In fact, we really have been operating on a rule-free teaching model. Earlier this week, I clarified my don’t talk to me policy. Beyond that though, we really haven’t gone over anything specifically. No lists of rules ...
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    "Because I Said So!"

    I know this won’t be popular, but isn’t there some value to “because I said so” as a response to a question? As a parent? As a teacher? As a boss? I know all the stuff out there on giving reasons for everything and respecting roles and setting the tone for respect, but isn’t there a time when authority is the ...
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    19 Ways to Reclaim Your Free Time

    19 Ways to Reclaim Your Free Time
    In Reclaim Your Time: 20 Great Ways to Find More Free Time, Zen Habits gives this list that I thought was so awesome for my own personal life, but I think it really relates to how we can be more effective in our teaching if we find more free time for ourselves, too. I have taken the list and put a ...
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    Building a Productive Classroom Step-by-Step

    Building a Productive Classroom Step-by-Step
    Problem Most likely we have heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” Today, this phrase kept ringing in my head as I stared down a classroom of 30 freshmen in our Information Technology (computers) class. Each child represented a different needs, skill sets, background (language, culture, etc.), ability, and experience. I was about to transition to their next activity – creating ...
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    5 Tips for Teaching Students to Respect Authority

    5 Tips for Teaching Students to Respect Authority
    As a school psychologist, I help teachers and parents craft behavior plans for students who are having difficulties in school. Without fail, the top two behaviors that are the most problematic for teachers are not following rules/directions and lack of work completion. Here are some tips for teachers (and parents) to increase compliance with requests. *1)* Start with requests that the ...
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    Strategies and Tips to Improve a Classroom Climate

    Strategies and Tips to Improve a Classroom Climate
    The need for acceptance and respect is overlooked in many classrooms. It is sometimes difficult to accept the behavior of a given student, but the teacher should never communicate a lack of acceptance of the learner as an individual. In fact, lack of respect by the teacher is often cited by learners as a reason for misbehavior. (Savage, 47) The best ...
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    8 Ways to Prepare for the End of School

    8 Ways to Prepare for the End of School
    Most dedicated teachers try to work relentlessly until the very last day of school, putting off any work that would make that day and teacher workdays that follow less stressful and more efficient. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks left, here’s a few simple steps to make your life a little bit easier on those last few ...
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    9 End of Year Lessons for Students

    9 End of Year Lessons for Students
    Now is the perfect time to ensure that life’s lessons remain paramount. From the kindergarten classroom to the college campus, a young person's school environment and the people in it are their community. It is within this community, though academically focused, that they learn and practice many of life's most important lessons. Rather than allowing another school year to draw to ...
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    Ways to Speed up a Teacher's Day

    Ways to Speed up a Teacher's Day
    Being a teacher means that you have many things to juggle, and if anything tips the scales, you may find yourself backlogged in a hurry. There are things that you can do to make sure that you stay on schedule, and complete tasks in a timely manner. Situations will come up that are beyond your control, but implementing some of these ...
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    4 Ways to Regain Class Control

    4 Ways to Regain Class Control
    As a teacher, I have instances where I need to regain class control before my class controls me. For a new teacher this can be frightening. I know. I was there. Regaining class control happens to the best of teachers, and it just takes one element to knock a flowing lesson out of control. Here are a few examples: How about ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to Your First Day at School

    The Ultimate Guide to Your First Day at School
    Whether you are a first-time teacher or an experienced educator, there are certain things you have in common. One of those things is the first day of school. Being prepared and ready to accept students into your classroom is paramount in making them feel welcomed to your classroom, and also giving you the edge to begin the school year off on ...
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    Teaching: Not a Discipline for the Faint of Heart

    Teaching: Not a Discipline for the Faint of Heart
    The other day at a training, a kindergarten teacher who teaches in a high-poverty elementary school told me this story: Two kindergarten boys got into a fistfight. Before the teacher could get to them, another kindergarten boy pulled up a chair right in front of the fight and said, “I’m going to watch the show!” Entertainment is highly valued in poverty ...
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    How to Handle a Noisy Class

    How to Handle a Noisy Class
    Do you worry about the noise level in your classroom? Even the best-behaved and high-achieving classes can occasionally be too noisy. And while classroom noise can mean productive learning is taking place among students, here are some tips to help you keep the noise to an acceptable level. • Never talk over noise or shout to be heard in your classroom. ...
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    It's Almost Monday!

    It's Almost Monday!
    Please don’t tell me this picture represents your views! As a teacher, and specifically as a band director, I am not a big fan of Mondays. As a worker, I really love Monday. Why? Great question. Why I don’t like Mondays Kids generally don’t practice over the weekend. This means that part of Monday is spent recovering and getting the band ...
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