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Quick advice for teachers, administrators and educators pursing advanced degrees can be found here. This tips section has it all. You can find ways to make high school grammar classes fun. There are tips for writing college recommendation letters. Need advice on creating elementary math tests? You’ll find it here. Want to know websites that provide access to free classroom supplies? That’s the kind of information you’ll find in this section. This section is filled with solid recommendations in quick and easy-reading formats.

  • 4 Apps to Help Teachers Manage Their Time and Stay Organized

    Posted July 19, 2017

    Teachers have to be incredible multitaskers to juggle so many roles and get their to-do lists done. Learning how to master time management and stay organized can reduce stress and create more time to enjoy the rest of your life. These four apps can help you do just that. 1. Toodledo What it is: Toodledo…

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  • 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching English Abroad

    Posted June 21, 2017

    Teaching English abroad is a great way to learn more about who you are when you’re outside of your comfort zone. That said, expanding your boundaries in a foreign culture can inevitably lead to blunders that could’ve been prevented if you’d had proper warning. If you want to spend more time learning and appreciating your chosen…

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  • 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Teaching English Abroad

    Posted June 13, 2017

    Teaching English abroad can be really rewarding, which I can attest to, but it can also be really challenging. You’ve probably considered some of those challenges, but there might be others you haven’t thought of yet. Here are some questions to ask yourself before committing to this type of adventure. 1. Have you taught English…

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  • Teachers Can Improve their Work-Life Balance by Adding Instead of Subtracting

    Posted February 22, 2017

    Some people go into teaching because it seems like a family-friendly job: almost no travel, vacations at the same time as your kids, hours that match your kids’ school hours. The reality, though, can be very different. Students may be emailing homework questions while your own children need attention. Teachers can spend hours on weekends…

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  • Here’s How to Keep Your School’s Leadership Pipeline Full

    Posted January 30, 2017

    It’s great to have an effective team of leaders in place, whether for a school district, a non-profit or a company. But as the organization evolves — and employees inevitably leave — the leadership team needs to be replenished. A leadership pipeline, the list of candidates who can fill those positions, is an essential tool…

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  • Teacher’s Blog Helps Parents Get Their Children Ready for Kindergarten

    Posted November 8, 2016

    Beth Rosenbleeth started a blog called Days With Grey to incorporate many of the skills she learned in her days as an early childhood educator. Launched in April 2016, the blog merges motherhood — Grey is her preschool-age son — with education, offering small ideas to prepare children for kindergarten. “Days with Grey focuses on…

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  • Focus is Key to Boosting Learning Performance, Sport Psychologist Says

    Posted May 4, 2016

    To win in sports, school and life, young people need to improve their ability to focus on specific tasks and filter out distractions, says James I. Millhouse, a clinical sport psychologist who wrote “The Parents Manual of Sport Psychology.” Millhouse’s book has helped the parents of top athletes guide their children to major championships. But…

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  • iPad Apps for English Language Learners

    Posted August 5, 2013

    As many teachers know, communicative language learning is where the rubber meets the road as far as students learning a new language is concerned. The basis of communicative language learning is that it moves beyond the simple mechanics of language and into the everyday reality of communicating in a new language. With the accessibility of…

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  • Examples of Library Research Assignments

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Every student must develop library research skills in order to complete academic work in most subjects throughout their academic careers. More specifically, they will apply these skills along with library support services when researching information for essays, reports and projects. However, library research skills are applicable well beyond the classroom, as adults benefit from library…

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  • 4 Scenarios Student Teachers Should Expect to Encounter

    Posted May 9, 2013

    It is quite natural for a student teacher to be a little anxious the first time he or she steps into a real classroom. All of the teacher education courses, lectures and controlled classroom scenarios that were designed to give a student the skills to become a teacher have been completed. What was mastered to…

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  • Three Tips for Developing Elementary Math Tests

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Elementary math tests are an essential part of the assessment process. Without the information that test results provide, it is nearly impossible for teachers to accurately determine whether or not students understand or retain the material they are learning in class. Because test results are so important, designing appropriate tests to assess student progress is…

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  • Engaging with Numbers: Three Challenging Seventh Grade Math Projects

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Middle school teachers often use seventh grade math projects to help their students gain a deeper understanding of course material. These projects are most effective when they foster creativity, are relevant to students’ lives, and relate well to topics that are studied in class. Math projects should be challenging and thought-provoking for students. Here are…

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  • Advice for Teaching Poetry through Song Lyrics

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Teaching poetry through song lyrics is a great way to get a class to pay attention to a sometimes tedious lesson. By breaking down and closely examining lyrics to contemporary songs, teachers can introduce students to the basic mechanics of writing poetry using sentences they already know. Many parts to poetry, like rhyme schemes and…

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  • Three Tips for Elementary Leadership Activities

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Elementary leadership activities in the classroom assist students to develop skills necessary as they prepare for junior high and high school. Laying the foundation for developing leadership skills involves critical thinking and exploring solutions to problems that sidetrack team projects and other group activities. Here are three tips on activities that can be used to…

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  • Advice for Making Elementary School Reading Logs

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Standard reading logs for elementary school are often disliked by parents. The standard log requires students to document by date that they have read a certain number of minutes at home each night. Then the log has to be initialed by the parents. Some parents have complained that this turns the fun of reading into…

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  • Three Online Math Dictionaries

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Teachers can help younger students grasp basic math concepts quickly and efficiently when they include math dictionaries as a resource in their lesson plans. Math dictionaries combine mathematical concepts and terms with visual aids to help students learn how to work with numbers and solve specific problems. This helps improve student memory and sharpen their…

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  • Elementary Science Lesson Plans on the Muscular System

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Lesson plans that focus on the human muscular system and are used by elementary teachers do not have to be boring or focus only on scientific terms and details. Exploring the amazing muscular structures in the body can be fun and engaging for both students and teachers. To make lesson plans more interesting, teachers can…

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  • Five Carbon Footprint Activities for Kids

    Posted February 13, 2013

    In these eco-friendly times, “carbon footprint” has become a hot-button phrase. While that is wonderful news, it is not necessarily something children grasp intuitively. They must instead be taught the meaning of the phrase using activities that contextualize it within their lives. Luckily, it is not hard to come up with carbon footprint activities kids…

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  • 4 Kindergarten Lesson Plans to Help your School’s Language Arts Curriculum

    Posted February 13, 2013

    The kindergarten school curriculum is structured to give children a foundation on which to build their language skills. Pictures, sounds and activities engage the student to keep their attention focused during their early childhood education. Here are four sample lesson plans appropriate for kindergarten students learning to read and write. Lesson Plan No. 1 Title:…

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  • 7 Free Materials for Your Social Studies Classroom

    Posted February 12, 2013

    It’s tough to be an educator these days. School budgets are being slashed more than ever, and teachers struggle to get the materials they need in order to do their jobs. This can have long-term negative effects on student success and graduation rates, creating ripples throughout the nation’s economy. Like most educators, social studies teachers…

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