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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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    Teaching Through Reading Frustration

    Teaching Through Reading Frustration
    If you have ever been frustrated by students who barely bother to read the text or who don’t have even a faint clue about what they read, or even if you find yourself in a rut when planning reading activities, this list of strategies is for you. Most of them are ones that we all know and use from time ...
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    How Your Students May Be Cheating

    How Your Students May Be Cheating
    Your students may be cheating, but do you know how? Here's what to watch out for: • Stealing a copy of a test • Helping someone else cheat • Stealing a test key • Pretending to sharpen pencils while looking for answers instead • Passing notes during a test • Telling classmates who have not taken a test what was ...
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    Rules for Tests and Quizzes

    Rules for Tests and Quizzes
    When your students take quizzes and tests, they should not cheat and they should not disturb others who may be struggling with an answer. You can prevent both of these from invalidating an assignment by teaching and enforcing rules for your students to follow while taking a quiz or test. These rules will make it easier for you to give quizzes ...
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    Why Students May Not Complete Homework

    Although there can be many reasons why students don’t always complete their homework, some seem to be universal. Luckily, alert teachers can manage these. Try some of these suggestions if you find your students (and yourself) struggling with homework. h4. 1. Students did not record the assignment when you made it. • Allow enough time for students to record the assignment ...
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    How to Assign Homework for Great Results

    How to Assign Homework for Great Results
    Homework? No one wants to do homework! There is a skill to assigning homework that can help your students retain and learn information. Successful homework strategies should be on their way to completion before your students ever leave the room. There are many things you can keep in mind when assigning homework to ensure your students’ success. • Make sure the ...
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    Some Positive Homework Suggestions

    There are several positive steps to make sure that the homework you assign is appropriate and beneficial to student success. The first is to allow students to decide for themselves (with teacher guidance) what they need to accomplish for homework. If several students are working together, for example, and need more time to finish a project, then they can self-assign homework ...
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    How to Teach Study Skills

    How to Teach Study Skills
    One of the most useful lifetime skills that you can share with your students is to promote good study habits. Many teachers have found that teaching one study skill each day (as part of the opening moments of class, as a transition activity, or as part of the close of class) is effective and not too time-consuming. In fact, you ...
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    Teaching Reaching Comprehension Skills in Grades K-3

    * What are some effective ways to teach comprehension skills in grades K-3? The research on comprehension in the National Reading Panel Report was conducted primarily on students in grades four and higher. The research evidence indicates that teaching comprehension skills can improve comprehension for children in grades four and above. Put Reading First encourages teachers in the primary grades ...
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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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    8 Ways to Help Students Frozen by Fear of Failure

    8 Ways to Help Students Frozen by Fear of Failure
    Many of my students have failed so much already that they are so discouraged. Many of them had given up and were either withdrawn or were behavior problems. Many of them feared failing again – one more time- and they just couldn’t deal with that again. They already felt they weren’t good enough, was told they didn’t study enough, eres accused ...
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    SAT Prep for Everyone

    SAT Prep for Everyone
    Only wealthy kids are lucky enough to get primed for their SATs with a formal prep course, right? Not anymore. The online social enterprise I Need A Pencil (INAP) is leveling the playing field for students from all economic backgrounds. Founded by Harvard junior Jason Shah, INAP targets low-income students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to college advice, online lessons, mentors, ...
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    Where Does Student Optimism Go?

    Where Does Student Optimism Go?
    By now, we've all heard the gory details. One third of all students will drop out of high school. Nearly half of all students in our inner-city schools will drop out. Minority and low-income students have half the opportunity to learn as white, non-Latino students. Ninety percent of newly created jobs will require postsecondary education, but only a third of today's ...
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    7 Ways to Reduce Homework Stress

    7 Ways to Reduce Homework Stress
    What can teachers do to help their students reduce stress? Sometimes as a teacher, I take things for granted. I assume that all students have a support system at home but that isn’t always true. Many students come from homes where parents are working more than one job to support the family. These adults do not have the time or the ...
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    Effective Goal Setting for Students

    Effective Goal Setting for Students
    The process of setting goals allows students to choose where they want to go in school and what they want to achieve. By knowing what they want to achieve, they know what they have to concentrate on and improve. Goal setting gives students long-term vision and short-term motivation. Having sharp, clearly defined goals, which students can measure, will allow them to ...
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    Note Taking 101

    Note Taking 101
    Years ago, when I was in high school, my note taking consisted of copying every word the teacher said. I didn’t really comprehend anything but I was writing it all down. Then when I got home, I would reread the information, and underline the important things. What a lot of time was wasted by doing it this way. The reason I ...
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    Need a free tutor?

    Need a free tutor?
    They're hanging out at malls, placing ads on local radio stations and hiring Houston clergy members to help their recruiting campaign. The efforts of Maryland-based Catapult Online almost single-handedly guarantee that a record number of Houston Independent School District students this year will receive the free tutoring to which federal law entitles them. And Catapult isn't the only company working ...
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    Going After Cheaters

    Going After Cheaters
    Sometimes, it's a matter of text-messaging a picture. Other times, it's identical wrong answers by a handful of students. But a Utah company is working to sleuth them out: Cheaters. Be those who cheat on professional licensing exams, or students who team up to cheat on tests used for No Child Left Behind, or teachers who slip answers to students, ...
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    8 Ways to Help Students Develop a Study Plan

    8 Ways to Help Students Develop a Study Plan
    Meaghan Montrose from TutorFi has a great post about Study Tips and Learning Strategies for the New School Year. She compiled a list of links to previous posts that will help students be more successful. These are great suggestions and I started to wonder how I could teach students in the classroom how to create better study habits. I think the ...
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    Do Kids Benefit from Homework?

    Do Kids Benefit from Homework?
    Homework is as old as school itself. Yet the practice is controversial as people debate the benefits or consider the shortcomings and hassles. Research into the topic is often contradictory and certain districts in the United States have outright banned homework. So, what's the ideal solution? “Those who favour homework argue that it makes parents participate in their child's education and ...
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