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7 Tips for Writing a Lesson Plan for Back to School

August 30th, 2012

It’s that time again: time for teachers to write lesson plans for the first days of a new school year. In order to ensure that you address the needs of all your students, it is essential to write lesson plans that are …

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Write Your Own Lesson Plan With Our Free Lesson Plan Template

August 30th, 2012

“So today, class, we are going to learn about…” Whether you are a teacher with many years of experience or are just considering a career as an educator at the elementary, secondary, or college level, you should know that one of the …

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These ESL Lesson Plans Are Encouraging and Fun for Students

August 3rd, 2012

Make it fun to make it memorable. That is an essential rule for teachers whose classes include learners of English as a second language. Instruction that accommodates ESL learners is good for all students. Excellent ESL lessons are designed to introduce and …

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Make the Most of Your Summer Planning for Next School Year

August 1st, 2012

It is a common misconception that teachers have the summers off. Though you may not actually be inside the school building, you will undoubtedly be planning for the next academic year. Below are some tips you can use to make sure that …

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7 Lesson Plans for Summer School Students

July 25th, 2012

Teachers are the first line of defense for engaging students academically. Summer school programs often help students develop a better understanding of core academic subjects. Rather than thinking about summer school as tutorial or remedial, we need to enlist our best teachers …

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This Company is Tying Early Childhood Education to America’s Economic Success

July 25th, 2012

Early childhood education forms a foundation of knowledge that children will build on for the rest of their lives. If the child’s early learning experiences are lacking, his future educational endeavors will suffer as a result. In fact, many industry experts view …

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3 Signs You Are Ready to Start a Master’s in Education Program

July 25th, 2012

Making the decision to further your education with a master’s degree will require a commitment of time and money and is a decision you should consider carefully. It will require study, work and intense research with a demanding course load. There are …

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Keep Students Focused with these 5 Tips for Classroom Management

July 25th, 2012

Classrooms today are full of distractions, especially when students carry cell phones, iPods, or other digital devices, and surreptitiously use them in class. In other cases, students enjoy socializing a bit too much or they have legitimate learning or developmental disabilities that …

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Inspiring Teachers That Are Changing the World, One Classroom at a Time

July 25th, 2012

Education is paramount to succeed in our society. An educated child has a better chance in obtaining everything that they want in their lives, such as finding their dream career, having a fulfilling social lifestyle, and creating innovative technologies that help our …

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Teachers Pay Teachers is Changing the Way Educators Make a Living

July 25th, 2012

Teachers never get a break from school-related activities even when summer arrives and the kids are at home. Many teachers prepare for the coming school year by creating lesson plans, projects, powerpoint slides, and smartboard activities. They develop ways to educate the …

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How to Inspire Strong Writing Using Video Writing Prompts

July 25th, 2012

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. ~Ignacio Estrada Have you ever seen a beautiful sunset that initiated a flood of emotions—and adjectives? If so, you experienced a prompt from nature that …

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5 Ways Studying Abroad Will Make you a Better Teacher

July 25th, 2012

When studying to become a teacher many things can help you to expand your horizons and become a better teacher. Nothing in life can make you a better teacher than studying abroad. Having the opportunity to meet people from other cultures and …

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Environmental Literacy: A Vital Topic in the Modern K-12 Classroom

April 26th, 2012

“Preparing our students to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do. It is for our children, and our children’s children, and generations yet to come.” —U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, September 2010 …

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What NCLB Waivers Mean for States

March 20th, 2012

To circumvent congressional gridlock and promote the Obama Administration’s “We Can’t Wait” educational initiatives, the Department of Education granted waivers last month to ten states whose schools faced a failing grade in their No Child Left Behind assessments. These ten states were …

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Tinkering as a Teaching Tool

November 21st, 2011

A few days ago, I walked into a science class and was instantly reminded of my grandfather’s garage. There on a table in the corner was a dissected toaster and next to that was a dissected computer printer. Two generations of technology …

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Integrating 21st Century Technology To Enhance Established Teaching and Learning Principles

November 7th, 2011

Many articles on 21st Century classrooms and education fail to acknowledge what’s working in education. And, what in fact has worked for many years to facilitate critical and creative thinking and skill building that can be applied to the workplace once students …

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Teaching through Tragic Times

September 8th, 2011

It is a warm September day and the Physics teacher runs over and tells me to turn on the TV. Someone has attacked the twin towers in New York. Iowa is far from New York yet we knew about the twin towers …

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Could Have Had Us at Hello

September 7th, 2011

As I watch Predsident Obama bow and sway, falter and concede I can’t help but imagine what his classroom might look like if he were a teacher.  Would he cave in to the class bully at the slightest threat?  Giving a test, …

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Building Community in your Science Classroom

August 19th, 2011

One of the keys to good classroom management is to have a positive and powerful community among the students and teacher built from the start. It takes a village to make your class work effectively. Your village is your students. Building community …

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What Have We Learned?

August 8th, 2011

We are a few weeks away from the anniversary of what has become the darkest day in the history of our nation. September 11, 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of the day that terrorists used our own commercial aircraft against us …

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