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Jeopardy Champ Has Shocking Plan To Overhaul Education, And It Just Might Work!

This guest article by John Pearson will leave you scratching your head to figure out why you never thought of this before.With schools ...
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Adieu, Homework: Let’s Explore Alternatives to Traditional Homework

Today's guest article by Ethan Miller explores some of the history of homework and also a few homework alternatives.If you end your ...
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Failing Forward: How To Learn From Failure

Another school year has come and gone. For many of us, it was a year of a few huge successes, ...
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10 Steps For Interview Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

Summertime is in full swing. That means that many new teachers search for their first job, and many more experienced teachers ...
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How To Actually Enjoy Teaching A Class You Don’t Want To Teach

You want me to teach what? Imagine my surprise the first day of my job one year when I found out that ...
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Common Struggles Every New Teacher Faces (And How To Deal With Them)

This is a guest article by Zoe Anderson, an educator and a blogger at StudySelect. With her background in teaching ...
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How I Fell In Love With Lesson Planning

"I got your lesson plans right here, buddy!" You know the drill, spend hours creating a lesson plan weeks ahead of the ...
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Weekend Reading 6/18/16

I found some great stuff going on out there in the world of education blogging this week. Here is a summary ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Makes A Good Teacher In 2016?

According to ITN Mark Education, there are 7 key components of a good teacher.Love of the subject Stress Management ...
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Should Teachers Provide Great Customer Service?

This is an updated version of one of the first articles written on this blog about treating education as a part ...
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A Step-By-Step Framework for Incremental Growth

I want you to watch the first 3:40 of this TED Talk by Benjamin Zanderhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LCwI5iErENotice the Dramatic change in the ...
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Quitting Teaching, A View From A Former Teacher

This is a guest article by Lucas Allen, a former math educator from Illinois. Why I Left About 18 months ago, I ...
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Weekend Reading 6/11/16

Over the past two weeks, I have jumped back into blogging. This week, I jumped back into Twitter (follow @sywtt) ...
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Teacher Turnover [Infographic]

According to recent studies, 30% of teachers quit teaching by the end of their second year of teaching. I am ...
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5 Keys To Educating People – Revisited

This is an updated version of the first article written on this blog, which was originally posted on February 11, 2007. It ...
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Six Music Classroom Management Strategies

I recently came across an article by Rachel Maxwell and Jessica Corry called Six Music Classroom Management Strategies. As I ...
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60 Very Practical Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Teaching

While I've had my ups and downs over the years as a teacher, my first two years were extremely challenging ...
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5 Steps That Took Me From “I Hate Teaching” To “I Love Teaching”

See if you can relate "I regret choosing this profession! I wish I was still back in college! I just want to go ...
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Just A Little Bit: 29 Tweaks That Help Me Gain The Respect Of My Students

Why don't my students respect me? We've all been there at one time or another. For me, it was nearly every day ...
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Testing, Testing…Is This Thing On?

It has been quite a while since I wrote anything on here. Life got busy, WordPress didn't update correctly, Emails from ...
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Frozen And The Value of Quality [VIDEO]

Frozen And The Value of Quality [VIDEO]

So recently some friends of mine did a video of themselves singing Love Is An Open Door from the movie Frozen. It ...
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5 Reasons I Loved Teaching Middle School

5 Reasons I Loved Teaching Middle School

This past summer was a whirlwind tour for me and someday I may share a bit about the amazing experiences ...
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Top 10 Ways To Improvise Your Way to Being A Better Teacher

Top 10 Ways To Improvise Your Way to Being A Better Teacher

This summer I made the decision to go on a somewhat extensive tour of a few of the major cities ...
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From Burnout Into Ignited Passion: A Short Story About How Blogging, Information Overload, and Working Out Have Made Me A MUCH Better Teacher

From Burnout Into Ignited Passion: How Blogging, Information Overload, and Running Made Me A Better Teacher

I don't care if it's your teaching job or your personal habits or your social life or what it is, ...
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