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    Powerful Quotes for Teachers (Printer Friendly Version)

    The first page of this printer friendly version has images. Continue to page 2 for the list of quotes with no images. 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 Quote #2:Teachers affect ...
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    22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    I am currently teaching a practicum where my students (who are actually teachers getting their master’s degree in special education) are teaching students with special needs. Some of these teachers are encountering students with autism for the first time and have felt some anxiety about this so they asked for some ideas and strategies to help them in the classroom. These ...
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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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    40 Active Learning Strategies for Active Students

    40 Active Learning Strategies for Active Students
    One of the most obvious ways to increase your classroom charisma is to increase the amount of active learning in your class. Not only will you find it easier to keep students engaged during one of the most difficult times of the year (the warm weather days of spring), but you will find that your students will retain information with greater ...
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    10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports

    10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports
    The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to 'readicide'. "Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools." http://stenhouse.com/html/readicide.htm. So, how can we as teachers continue ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Great Teacher

    10 Steps to Becoming a Great Teacher
    Congratulations! First of all, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step of this journey toward becoming a great teacher! I can’t even begin to describe for you the exciting possibilities that await you as you move through these lessons and begin to come over to the other side. If your experiences are anything like mine as I ...
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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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    10 Steps to Better Lesson Plans

    10 Steps to Better Lesson Plans
    Master teachers are also master lesson planners. They can look at a learning goal and piece together key components that will ensure that their students meet the goal. Not all lessons need to be a reinvention of the wheel, but there are several hallmarks of well-crafted lesson plans. Whether you are building your own lessons, or searching through databases of lessons, ...
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