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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:37:12 +0000

 



Top 8 Components of a Well-Written Lesson Plan

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The top components of a well-written lesson plan require eight steps. Together they will provide you with the perfect lesson plan.



What Exactly is the Role of a Teacher?

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What is the role of a teacher? Learn a teacher's role along with the specific duties they must perform.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 1...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Setting lesson plan objectives is the first step in writing lesson plans. Learn how to write clearly-defined objectives and goals.



Here's How to Write Your Educational Philosophy

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find an educational philosophy sample statement. Use this example as inspiration to help you create your own statement.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 2...

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Anticipatory sets are meant to activate background knowledge for your students. Here you will learn how to prepare lesson plan anticipatory sets.



What Teaching Goals Should You Make This School...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you a teacher that is looking to make changes this new school year? Here are 10 goals that you should shoot for this year.



Here's What You Need to Know about Lesson Plans

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

What is a lesson plan? It is a detailed guide for how a lesson will be taught. Here is a quick guide on everything you need to know about a lesson plan.



7 Tips to Dressing Like a Professional Teacher

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Here are 7 tips to help you dress like a professional elementary school teacher.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 4...

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The fourth step in writing an effective lesson plan is Guided Practice. This section gives students a chance to practice the skills they've acquired.



Common Phrases for Elementary Report Cards

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find a collection of report card comments and suggestions to help you speed up the report card process.



Start Planning for October

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find a list of October themes, holidays, and events with correlating activities for elementary students.



How to Design Your Educational Philosophy: 7...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Design an educational philosophy to guide your decision-making and to help remind you why you entered teaching in the first place.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 6...

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Learn how to assess student progress and meet learning objectives in this sixth step in the writing process called independent practice.



What Is an Educational Philosophy and Why Does...

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What is the definition of an educational philosophy? See how to write and use this personal statement of a teacher's guiding principles of education.



Here's How to Comment on a Math Report Card

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

A collection of report card comments for math. These helpful phrases will make grading report cards that much easier.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 3...

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Direct Instruction is the heart of a well-written lesson plan, it is how you will teach the information. Learn how to write this section effectively.



A Simple away to Evaluate Student Writing

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Here you will find a simple elementary writing rubric, along with a few samples of expository and narrative rubrics.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 5...

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Closure is the fifth step in writing a lesson plan for the elementary school classroom, providing a conclusion and context for the student learning.



Here's What to Plan in September

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Here you will find a list of September themes, holidays, and events with correlating activities for elementary students.



Here's How to Comment on a Science Report Card

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

A collection of report card comments for science. These helpful phrases will make grading report cards that much easier.



Use This 8-Step Lesson Plan Template for Fast,...

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Use this blank 8-part lesson plan template every time that you need to write a lesson plan for elementary school teaching.



How to Use a Scoring Rubric

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A basic elementary rubric. Learn how to use a scoring rubric in addition to a sample rubric that you can print.



6 Things We Can Learn from Successful Teachers

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Successful teachers share these 6 key traits. Cultivate these attributes in yourself to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom.



What is TLM in The Classroom?

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See a definition of the teaching term TLM (Teaching/Learning Materials). These are items used in the classroom to support educational objectives.



How to Write a Lesson Plan in Less Than an Hour

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Lesson plans are the bread and butter of good elementary school teaching. Here are some quick tips for writing a solid and clear lesson plan.



The 8 Steps to an Effective Lesson Plan: Step 8...

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The Assessment and Follow-up section of a lesson plan describes how you will measure whether students have met the lesson plan's learning objectives.



The Top 7 Reasons to Become a Teacher

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Why Teach? Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? There are many benefits as well as rewards. Here are the top seven reasons to become a teacher.



5 Popular Behavior Management Strategies

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5 Behavior management resources to help you establish and maintain effective classroom discipline.



Here's What to Expect of Your Students

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A simple guide of student expectations for new teachers. Learn tips and suggestions to help beginning teachers make realistic and achievable goals for their students.



A Simple Way to Grade an Essay

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find a simple essay rubric for elementary grade students, along with a few examples and tips on how to use them.



How to Make Learning Fun Again

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Make learning fun! Browse these tips and you will discover 10 effective ways to make learning fun again!



Today's Assignment: Create a Substitute Folder

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A substitute folder is an essential resource for all elementary teachers to have in their classroom. Learn the types of materials to add to your folder to ensure your classroom will run smoothly while you are absent.



Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Want to avoid summer brain drain? Discover a list of creative ways to prevent children from summer learning loss by having them partake in these summer enrichment ideas.



Here's How to Teach About Johnny Appleseed

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed in your classroom with a few fun activities and lesson ideas that go across the curriculum.



A Teacher's Guide to Handling Difficult Students

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Dealing with difficult students can be quite a challenge for teachers. Here you will learn five tips on how to combat this disruptive behavior.



5 Steps to Building a Student Portfolio

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Here you will learn five steps to building a student portfolio for academic assessment. Learn how to design and implement a portfolio program with your students.



Make a Great First Impression with a Student...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Start the year off right with a student welcome letter. Learn tips, suggestions and a sample letter for students and parents.



How to Set Up Classroom Learning Centers

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Gain knowledge on the basics of a classroom learning center. Discover what a learning center is, and how to set up and present them to your students.



4 Sample Teaching Philosophy Examples

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Sample educational philosophy statements to help inspire and motivate you to write your own.



25 Journal Writing Prompts for Young Writers

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Creative writing journal prompts offer focus and structure to your Journal Writing Program. These Journal Prompts are perfect for your elementary school students to use during writing time.



What is a Thematic Unit?

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

What is a thematic unit? It is series of activities across the curriculum that are centered around one theme. Learn the key components and more.



How To Be A Happy And Successful Substitute...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

How to have a pleasant, productive day as a substitute teacher and be asked to return.



What is Heterogenous Grouping in Education?

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

See the definition of the education term heterogeneous groups. This is a way to compose classrooms or study groups of students of varying abilities.



Smart Goals for Second Grade Students

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Looking for ways to make sure your students hit those benchmarks? Here is a list of second grade goals for after the New Year to share with parents.



Here's How to Write A Reading Lesson Plan

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Use this printable,blank reading lesson plan template for all of your elementary education language arts lessons and activities.



Nutrition Education: Get the Lowdown on Healthy...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

A Healthy versus unhealthy food lesson plan for grades K-3. Students will be able to compare healthy foods vs unhealthy foods.



Simple Tricks to Write Efffective Lesson Plans

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you looking for resources that will help you write effective lesson plans? Here you will find 8 articles that will help you do just that.



10 Effective Reading Strategies to Try Today

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Discover 10 effective reading strategies and activities for your elementary school classroom.



Maintain a Quiet Classroom Without Having to...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Do you want to teach in a quiet classroom? Use these student discipline strategies to get a quiet classroom without losing your voice or repeating yourself.



20 Tricks for Getting Your Students' Attention

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Discover 20 attention signals to get (and keep) your students attention. Plus: tips to help you keep your students' attention.



Golden Rules to Follow in School

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn specific ways on how to introduce class rules to your elementary students. Including, creating no more than 3-5 rules at a time.



Map Skills Thematic Unit Plan for First Grade

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find a map skills thematic unit for first grade students. Discover activities such as: salt maps, body maps, cardinal direction activities and where I fit in the world.



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Essential techniques for scaffolding instruction to support student learning in an elementary classroom.



6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Challenging students require customized behavior contracts to help them comply with your classroom discipline plan. Here's how to create behavior contracts for challenging students.



Try These 9 Free and Effective Classroom Rewards

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Don't spend your hard-earned money buying little material rewards for your students. Try These 9 free and effective classroom rewards.



Best Kept Secrets on Acing a Teaching Interview

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

You've scored a teacher interview, now it's time to learn how to ace it. How do you dress? What do you bring? What do you say? Learn the answers to all of these important questions and much more.



Today's Assignment: To Create Classroom...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn which procedures and routines are the key to a well managed, organized classroom.



5 Ways to Break the Ice with Your Students

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Help your students break the ice and get to know each other with this quick and easy selection of First Day of School ice breakers for elementary school classrooms. Perfect for Back to School.



Here's How to Comment on a Social Studies...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

A collection of report card comments for social studies. These helpful phrases will help speed up the report card grading process.



Use These 40 Simple Topics for Impromptu Oral...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

This list of 40 speech topics can be used for impromptu oral presentations in the elementary school classroom. Make communications activities fun.



How to Deal with a Problem Principal

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

If you sense growing tension with a problem administrator, you must be proactive. Here are 6 tips to help you deal with a problem principal.



Learn How to Hold Class Meetings

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn all about class meetings, or as some educators call them, Community Circle and how they really help with student discipline.



5 Classroom Rules That Are Comprehensive,...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you having trouble thinking of a comprehensive set of behavior rules for your elementary school classroom? Here's a set of sample classroom rules.



What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

See the definition of the education term homogeneous groups or ability-based groups, where students of similar abilities are taught together.



What is a Teachable Moment?

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

What is a teachable moment in the classroom? Here is the definition of a teachable moment in education as well as a few examples on how you can make the most of them, as well as how to create them.



Here is What Every Student Teacher Needs to Know

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Student teaching sample questions and statements for areas of observation by the cooperating teacher, college supervisor, and self-evaluation.



Use This Sample Behavior Contract as a Guide

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Use this sample behavior contract to work on improving student discipline for your most challenging students. The sample behavior contract can be modified for use in your classroom.



What Do They Mean by Early Childhood Education?

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

What is the definition of early childhood education? See which age groups this applies to, educational theory, and careers available in this area.



Be in the Know: Elementary Teacher Qualifications

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Discover what teacher qualifications are needed to become an elementary school teacher. This includes education, degree, licensing, certification and continuing education.



Don't Miss This Effective Behavior Management...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Don't miss this effective behavior management strategy elementary teachers use in their classrooms to promote positive classroom behavior.



10 Common Mistakes New Teachers Often Make

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you committing a teacher faux pas? Review these must-not-do rules and make sure you're not going astray.



Six Traits of Writing

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will learn how to develop your students writing skills by using the six traits of writing approach, as well as teaching activities for each component.



Best Kept Advice from Veteran Teachers

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find valuable advice from veteran teachers, as well as a few tips and tricks. You have questions, we have the answers.



8 Signs You Were Meant to Be a Teacher

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you thinking about becoming an elementary school teacher? Here are 8 signs you were meant to be a teacher.



How to Translate Your Teaching Skills Into...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you wondering how to start tutoring? Tutoring can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. Use these tips to learn how to be a tutor.



Avoid a Substitute Disaster by Planning Ahead

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn how to create emergency lesson plans for elementary students. Here you will find tips, suggestions and ideas to help plan for those unplanned absences.



6 Suggestions for Arranging the Desks in Your...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

An examination of the various ways that teachers can arrange students desks in the classroom.



The Do's and Don'ts of Grading Elementary...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn how to grade elementary students in this in-depth guide for elementary teachers. Discover the do's and don'ts, grading scales, using rubrics and much more.



6 Essential Ingredients to Delivering an...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

What Does a Great Lesson Look Like from the outside? Get an insider's look with this in-depth article.



Bulletin Board Ideas to Try Today

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Browse this creative collection of bulletin board ideas for teachers. Discover unique ideas that will make your classroom complete.



A Colorful Kindergarten Handwriting Activity

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

A fun and colorful kindergarten writing lesson plan called Rainbow Writing.



Thanksgiving Vocabulary Word List for Classroom...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Use this Thanksgiving Vocabulary word list for a variety of classroom uses, including word walls, word searches, lesson plans, puzzles, and more.



Map Skills Lesson Plan

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Teach your students Map Skills with this Geography Lesson Plan. Map Skills are an important skill for your students to learn.



40 Classroom Job Ideas

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Use this list of classroom jobs to assign jobs to your students in the elementary school classroom, from pencil sharpener to bulletin board monitor.



Learn How to Create a Rubric

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you find sample rubric templates, and specific examples of qualifiers. Plus: verbs and verb phrases to help you write your description of the performance characteristics.



Take Two Minutes to Become an Expert in...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Discover cooperative learning tips, techniques and much more. Learn how it works and group management tips and commonly used strategies.



How to Get Students to Differentiate Vowels

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Here you will find a short and long vowel lesson plan to help elementary students learn to differentiate between the two, as well as be able to recognize, remember, and produce the sounds of each.



Here's What to Write on a Report Card

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Language arts report card comments. Here are a variety of language arts report card comments to help you convey the perfect phrase.



What Role Should Prizes and Punishments Play in...

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Should you offer your students extrinsic rewards? Here is a way to offer classroom incentives that cost nothing as your behavior management program.



10 Ways to Be a Better Teacher in Today's World

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Are you looking to improve your teaching? Here are 10 ways to be a better elementary school teacher today.



Common Interview Questions in Education

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Before you show up for your job interview, use these common interview questions to prepare your answers and calm your nerves.



How to Inspire Students with Journal Writing

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Journal Writing is a fun and effective way to teach your students good writing habits. Here are a few tips on how to inspire your students.



5 Minute Teacher Time Savers

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Do you have five minutes to spare? Discover 5 minute activities that can be done in between lessons, before lunch or anytime you have an extra moment to spare.



Scientific Method

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

The Scientific Method defined. Teach the Scientific Method in your elementary school classroom.



Behavior Management Tips

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Discover a collection of behavior management tips and ideas that will help motivate good behavior from your elementary school students. Learn ideas such as; pick a stick, morning message, traffic control and much more.



7 Words You Need to Know if You're a Teacher

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

7 common buzzwords that are used in education. Stay up-to-date with the latest educational jargon and their meanings in this quick guide for teachers.



Creating Christmas Word Lists the Right Way

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Use this 100 Christmas word list to create a variety of educational activities that cross the curriculum. Create word walls, puzzles,and exercises.



How to Deal with Cleanliness in Your Classroom

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Learn tips and tricks on how to deal with cleanliness in the classroom.



Here's Why You Should Self-Reflect

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

Why should teachers pause and engage themselves in self-reflection? Here is why it's important to engage in self-reflect.



How to Maintain a Productive Classroom

2016-09-24T11:37:12Z

10 ways to creating and maintaining a productive classroom environment.