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The Pros and Cons of Using a Classroom Behavior Chart

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

When using a classroom behavior chart, the teacher will have students move their name down when they fail to follow the rules or don’t behave in class. I’ve seen teachers use a stoplight, golf...

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Top Student Teaching Fears and How to Overcome Them

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

Even if you’ve spent a lot of time in front of a classroom or practicing skills in college courses, it’s difficult to overcome the anxiety you feel for student teaching. It’s exciting to finally...

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My Student Teaching Experience: Lessons Learned

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

The student teaching experience allows you to put everything that you’ve learned about education and your subject matter into action. You get to test the waters under the supervision of an...

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Top 10 Teaching Strategies to Use in Your Classroom

A teaching strategy is the method you use to convey information to your students. There may be a particular strategy that works well with your group of students one year that won’t work with your...

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Top 10 Classroom Rules for Elementary School Students

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

Classroom rules are important to your class community. When students have rules, they know what your expectations are for them. They know what you want them to do, and they know that there are...

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Do Cellphones Belong in the Classroom?

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School

Recently, I watched as a group of elementary school students got off the school bus. To my surprise, many of them were looking down at cellphones. There was even a kindergartner or two who were...

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The Teacher's Guide to Answering Questions about College

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 06, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom

If you teach high school, and especially upperclassmen, you’ve probably fielded some questions from students along the lines of "why it is important to go to college?" and "what should I study in...

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How to Support High School Test Prep in Your School's Curriculum

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 18, 2018
Topics:  Test Prep, Teachers, High School, Classroom

As busy instructors who must simultaneously juggle our own subject curriculum and adequately prepare our students for the ACT, SAT, and college readiness in general, it can be hard to strike a...

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Is your class study-friendly? The right classroom layout for students

By Haley Woods on May 15, 2017
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School

Chances are, your classroom layout looks pretty different than the one you experienced as a student. Over the past few decades, the set-up of classrooms has changed, emphasizing a focus on...

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3 Classroom Strategies to Reduce Student Test Anxiety

By Haley Woods on April 20, 2017
Topics:  Test Prep, Teachers, High School, Classroom

As a teacher, you know that end of year tests are responsible for some of the greatest stress for both students and yourself. No matter how much you’ve prepared students with new material and...

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