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    Teaching: The Power of Service

    Teaching: The Power of Service
    My writing about teaching started while I was substitute teaching. I drafted a list of 10 to 12 rules for subs. My list included things like, “Don’t read the newspaper in class,” and, “Be prepared to DO SOMETHING when the lesson plan is missing.” I’ve long ago lost the file, but I vividly remember number 1 on the list, “It’s not ...
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    6 Great Learning Games to Fill Time

    6 Great Learning Games to Fill Time
    Sponge activities came about in response to teachers’ need to fill time when left with just a few minutes before transitioning. We have all faced those moments, and if you are like me, the perfect sponge activity never comes to mind. The easiest trick for me to pull out of my bag is a simple game. Although the students never sense ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Multimedia Teacher

    A Day in the Life of a Multimedia Teacher
    I teach college prep, advanced, and certification computer multimedia courses to 9th through 12th grade students in a 1:1 computer classroom. Every day is different when teaching high school. There are so many activities, meetings, and events going on before, during, and after school that it is impossible to keep up with all of it. Here is my schedule for a ...
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    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep

    Pacing & Grading: Learning Beyond Teacher Prep
    Pacing and grading are two important parts of teaching I don’t remember spending much time learning about or even discussing in teacher training. I don’t even talk about them much when I teach my course in the university teacher credential program. However, these two areas of teaching are very significant to the success of every classroom teacher. They are two areas ...
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    Is Teacher Effectiveness Linked to Teacher Training?

    Is Teacher Effectiveness Linked to Teacher Training?
    Every year, thousands of new teachers pass through hundreds of different teacher preparation programs and are hired to teach in our nation’s schools. Most new teachers come from traditional route to certification (TC) programs, in which they complete all their certification requirements before beginning to teach. In recent years, however, as many as a third of new hires have come from ...
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    Teaching Members Offered Discounts on Conferences

    Teaching Members Offered Discounts on Conferences
    Teaching.monster.com Members Are VIPS at All One Voice Global Conferences and Forums in Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver in 2009! Members of Teaching.monster.com are invited and welcomed, as partners to the network of approximately 20,000 One Voice constituents of all One Voice events in 2009. Teaching.monster.com members are invited to participate, share their work and their voices in Santa ...
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    Changing the World One Student at a Time

    Changing the World One Student at a Time
    How do you inspire students to learn? Do young people create better work when they are nurtured and primped? Will they respond more enthusiastically if Mozart or Beethoven is played in the classroom? Do they perform higher if they are a product of excellent teacher modeling and demonstration? The answer? None of these are perfect strategies for motivating students in the ...
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    How to Find Inspiration to Teach

    How to Find Inspiration to Teach
    Over the years, I have earned the reputation of an inspirational teacher. I cannot identify the exact moment when a student is inspired in my classroom. I cannot tell you the recipe for the “magic potion” of inspiration or where to purchase inspirational pixie dust. It just happens. It’s a God thing. However, I can tell you that alumni regularly visit ...
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    Break Free From the GRE and Earn Your Master’s in Education Degree – 100% Online!

    Break Free From the GRE and Earn Your Master’s in Education Degree – 100% Online!
    With the demands placed on today’s teachers, you have more important things to worry about than passing the GRE. That’s why The University of Scranton offers these two dynamic master’s degree programs: • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction • Master of Science in Educational Administration You are not required to take the GRE for either of these graduate degree ...
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    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers

    How to Improve Professional Development for Teachers
    "We must do more with the talent we have," said NSDC Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh. "Nothing is more important than teacher quality," EdSec Arne Duncan said. "We must close the yawning achieving gap in this country," said Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond. With the statements of all three, we were off to the races on the issue of teacher quality and professional ...
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    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts

    11 Tips for Using Behavior Contracts
    In most classrooms there is at least one child whose behavior requires additional attention from us. The child may be disrespectful to other students, have organization challenges, or struggle to complete class work. School administrators, psychologists, or other teachers often suggest the use of behavior contracts with these students. I personally disliked contracts for years. [gate] After a few weak attempts, ...
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    7 Heartfelt Gift Ideas for Students

    7 Heartfelt Gift Ideas for Students
    I distinctly remember my first Valentines Day as a teacher. I was eager to give my students a heartfelt gift, so I decided to make them all homemade brownies. Although I don’t usually bake, I thought I would go the extra mile for my darling students. I bought all of the ingredients needed for scrumptious white and black brownies. I slaved ...
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    Inspire Brilliance. Achieve Excellence!

    Inspire Brilliance. Achieve Excellence!
    Discover how you can inspire those around you like never before by earning your "Master of Arts in Education – 100% online.":http://clk.atdmt.com/BED/go/131811662/direct/01/ You can complete your degree in as little as 18 months – all without interfering with work or family responsibilities. To make earning your master’s degree even more feasible, there are no GMAT, GRE or MAT requirements. Plus, financial ...
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    States Struggle to Earn "B" on National Report Card

    States Struggle to Earn "B" on National Report Card
    Some students struggle to earn an "A" in school. In light of a recent report by Education Week, it looks like schools are having trouble getting to the top of the grade scale, too. This year's study focused on 35 indicators in these three main areas, 1) key facets of education spanning stages from childhood to adulthood, 2) policies related to ...
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    Time Managment for Teachers

    Time Managment for Teachers
    Like most teachers, I'm busy. Between teaching, planning, grading, testing, and advising, I rarely have a free moment during the day or night. This is a good thing. My father was fond of saying that “work expands to the time provided.” So true! Every job I do takes me exactly as much time to complete as I budget to complete it. ...
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    It's a Great Day to Learn!

    It's a Great Day to Learn!
    “It’s a great day to learn!” This should be the message teachers give students at the start of each class. Deep down in our core, a teacher should be excited to greet eager, young learners. Unfortunately, that’s not always what we communicate to students. When students enter our classrooms, we need to consider our words, expressions, and attitudes carefully. If students ...
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    Discover the Dominican Difference – 100% Online!

    "Dominican University":http://clk.atdmt.com/BED/go/126943702/direct/01/ has the answer to advancing your teaching career with their highly respected master’s degree programs online. Located just outside Chicago, "Dominican University":http://clk.atdmt.com/BED/go/126943702/direct/01/ is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier master's-level university in the Midwest, and as one of the best values in higher education. As a certified educator, you can complete your master’s degree ...
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    The Great Benefits of Teaching

    The Great Benefits of Teaching
    I’ve been catching up with some of my high school and college friends lately. At some point the conversation always turns to our professions. While just about everyone I know is making more money than I am, none of my childhood friends are anywhere near as enthusiastic about what they do as I am. Sure, they like their jobs, but most ...
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    A Teacher with Passion

    A Teacher with Passion
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting my high school drama teacher at his 75th birthday party. My two best high school friends and I traveled over 600 miles along just to give him a hug and tell him “thank you.” Three other high school friends met us at the party having traveled similar distances. We all agreed that this was ...
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    Free Minds, Free People: Call for Proposals

    Free Minds, Free People: Call for Proposals
    h4. "Free Minds, Free People":http://www.freemindsfreepeople.org h4. A National Conference on Education for Liberation h4. June 25 to 28, 2009 h4. Houston, Texas Free Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote Education for Liberation. Education for ...
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