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How to Grade Papers Quickly

Julia Thompson has taught hundreds of teachers how to how to create student-centered classrooms, thrive during that important first year, motivate reluctant learners, prevent discipline problems, integrate technology, and sustain high expectations for themselves and for their students. Below is … Read more.

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Focusing Your Class on Good Behavior: tips from The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, Third Edition, by Julia G. Thompson

Behavior problems can be one of the biggest challenges faced by teachers, especially those newer to the profession. The new third edition of Julia Thompson’s bestselling First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide has a wealth of tips for new educators–on everything from … Read more.

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Welcome, Teachers: a letter to you from Lynne Munson, President and Executive Director of Common Core

Dear Teacher, Thank you for your interest in Common Core’s curriculum in mathematics. Common Core is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to helping K-12 public schoolteachers use the power of high-quality content to improve instruction.1  We are … Read more.

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Have A Prep?

Whether you are a recent graduate or a 25-year veteran, you will benefit from very disciplined planning of your preparation periods—almost like you plan a lesson. So, whether you get 20 minutes or 90 minutes per day, here are some tips on how to use that time as efficiently as possible. Read more.

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Progressive Games for Ages Three to Seven

Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educators as a vital component in brain development, academic success and learning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource, teacher and occupational therapist Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to use … Read more.

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Take Control of Your Classroom Climate

Teachers can’t always maintain a completely positive classroom environment. Many factors are outside of their control, and indeed it can be difficult to have a lasting impact on students’ attitudes or their perceptions of themselves. But there are plenty of ways to … Read more.

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Coaching Sentence Stems for Effective Communication

From supportive to confrontational, these coaching sentence stems are a great resource for both teachers and coaches. Coaching Sentence Stems (excerpt from The Art of Coaching) by Jossey-Bass Education The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation (2013) — 9781118206539

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Supporting Students Who Need More Help

Do any of your students have trouble managing the demands of their daily workload or school routines? The following strategy outlined in the excerpt below is just one way to help students with weak Executive Function skills stay organized. Joyce … Read more.

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Soothing the Anxious Child: Helping Our Children Cope in the Aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy

This is the second in a series of three posts we hope will provide useful resources for teachers and parents in helping kids cope with the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Our hearts are with all of the affected … Read more.

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Excerpt from Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys by Michael Reichert

Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Strategies that Work–and Why By Michael Reichert Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys challenges the widely-held cultural impression that boys are stubbornly resistant to schooling while providing concrete examples of pedagogy and instructional style that have been proven … Read more.

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