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These days there are so many websites and resources available to help teachers, but that doesn’t mean that teachers know what all’s available to them. There’s so many lists of websites out there, but what makes this one unique is that these websites have been recommended by teachers themselves. Thank you to all the teachers who submitted your favorite website! A disclaimer, though: I have not personally vetted these websites. I&»
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Some teachers, in an effort to get their students to like them, fail to deal with classroom management and discipline issues that arise. Others, in an effort to get their students to respect them, decide to lay down the law. But neither of these approaches typically give those teachers what they desire. We talk extensively about why you’ve got to deal with those first discipline issues in this post here. But what about laying down the law?»
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Are teachers reaching their students? Here are 25 things successful educators do differently
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Earlier this week we discussed 10 Ways for Teachers to Grow Over the Summer, and one of them is by reading a great book that will inspire you as a teacher, help you improve, and bring you fresh ideas. I love to pick one book each summer and take my time working through it. I read it slowly over the course of the summer so that I have time to really think about what I’m reading and how I want to apply it to my classroom. But whether you cho»
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Everyone knows the kids love summer, but we teachers sure do too! While summer is certainly a time to rest and refresh, it should also be a time to grow – both professionally and personally. 10 Ways to Grow as a Teacher and a Person this Summer: Read a book that will give you fresh ideas and/or inspire you. Every summer I try to read a book that will help make me a better teacher. I loved doing this so much that I even wrote my own book Cr»
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The final gift that Paul lists in the five-fold model is that of the Teacher. ———- Teachers, along with the pastor, is one of the most commonly seen gifts in the church today. The current church culture of the last fifty years has produced an abundance of teachers that are ready to equip and train the [...]
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Public school teachers, I feel for you. You have a challenging job, trying to make a difference in a system that wants you to disregard your faith when you step on campus. I’ve never taught at a public school, but, according to our reader survey, over half of you do. And one of your comments has had me really thinking. One reader commented that while she enjoyed the religious aspect of this blog, it wasn’t helpful to her work (even th»
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Piles of grading. Irate parents. Disrespectful, disinterested students. Constant testing and unreasonable requirements. These, and many more things, conspire against teachers and try to bring us down. To discourage us. To make us wonder if we are wasting our time. And today I want to offer you a small word of encouragement. – You are NOT wasting your time. What you’re doing DOES matter. Your labor is not in vain. Teacher, Your Work Matters I»
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Hmmmm.good question. If you ask some people, the answer is an emphatic yes. But if you look at some very successful teachers, you might think the answer is not necessarily. So does it matter what we wear as teachers? Should we focus on comfort and easy-of-movement or should we put forth the effort to dress professionally? While I do think that it’s wise to err on the side of being more professional, I’ve come to realize that the real answer»
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a major blow for Common Core advocates who have been touting support from teachers as proof that the standards will succeed