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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:35:48 +0000

 



Creating Christmas Word Lists the Right Way

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



Simple Tricks to Write Efffective Lesson Plans

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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.



4 Sample Teaching Philosophy Examples

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



Here's How to Write Your Educational Philosophy

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



200 Ways to Comment on a Report Card

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200 report card comments to help you give parents an accurate picture of each students' progress.



Thanksgiving Vocabulary Word List for Classroom...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



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...

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



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.



Here's How to Comment on a Science Report Card

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



Common Phrases for Elementary Report Cards

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



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.



Here's How to Comment on a Math Report Card

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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 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 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.



Assessment Guide for Elementary Educators

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Here you will find an assessment guide for elementary educators. In this guide you will find topics on grading, rubrics, and measuring student growth.



A Simple Way to Grade an Essay

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



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

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



Here's What You Need to Know about Lesson Plans

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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.



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.



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.






How to Design Your Educational Philosophy: 7...

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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 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.



8 Signs You Were Meant to Be a Teacher

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



Teaching is Fun! Find Out Why

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Here's What to Write on a Report Card

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



What is a Thematic Unit?

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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.



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

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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.



6 Things We Can Learn from Successful Teachers

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



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.



Here is What Every Student Teacher Needs to Know

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



Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



6 Essential Ingredients to Delivering an...

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



Ideas for Christmas Journal Writing Prompts

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Use these Christmas journal writing prompts to support your creative writing program in the month of December.



5 Popular Behavior Management Strategies

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



Take Two Minutes to Become an Expert in...

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



What is Heterogenous Grouping in Education?

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



40 Back from Christmas Break Writing Ideas

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Give students the opportunity to share all about their winter break with these back from Christmas break writing prompts. Here you will find 40 post-Christmas writing prompts for elementary age students.



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

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



Simple and Fun Christmas Activity

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Need a quick Christmas poetry lesson plan? Combine poetry and character-building with this Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan.



6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

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Here's how to create behavior contracts for the most challenging students.



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.



10 Learning Strategies to Try Today

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Use these top 10 learning strategies in your elementary classroom to engage, motivate, and enhance student learning.



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.



What Teaching Goals Should You Make This School...

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



Best Kept Secrets on Acing a Teaching Interview

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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.






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.



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.



5 Simple Tricks to Building a Student Portfolio

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Learn 5 steps to building a student portfolio for academic assessment. Learn how to design and implement a portfolio program with your students.






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.



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.



How to Use Alliteration in Your Classroom

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Teach your students about alliteration and they'll have a blast creating their own Christmas Tongue Twisters.






What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



Be in the Know: Elementary Teacher Qualifications

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



Don't Miss This Effective Behavior Management...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



A Teacher's Guide to Handling Difficult Students

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



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.



The Top 7 Reasons to Become a Teacher

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



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.






Today's Assignment: To Create Classroom...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Learn which procedures and routines are the key to a well managed, organized classroom. From lining up to using the restroom, you will learn what's best.



How to Make Learning Fun Again

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



Inventing Tongue Twisters Creative Writing Lesson

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Here are several tongue-twisting language arts lessons for teaching creative writing to help focus on phonics, parts of speech, oral language, and more.






What is a Teachable Moment?

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



Try These 9 Free and Effective Classroom Rewards

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



How to Get Students Motivated to Read

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Learn how to set a purpose for reading so your students will stay engaged and motivated throughout your lesson.



What Role Should Prizes and Punishments Play in...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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 Celebrate the Last Days of School

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Make the most of the last day of school with these fun activities that celebrate the school year coming to a close.



10 Effective Reading Strategies to Try Today

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



Here's How to Write A Reading Lesson Plan

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



How to Set Up Classroom Learning Centers

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



Simple Activities to Teach Students Map Skills

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Map skills thematic unit for first grade students. Discover activities such as, salt maps, body maps, cardinal direction and more.



Back-to-School Prep Guide for Teachers

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Back-to-School headquarters! September is back to school month, and many teachers are headed back to the classroom. If you're feeling unprepared, About.com has got you covered!



Building a Classroom Community

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Learn how to build a classroom community that will help students feel connected to others as well as solve social issues peacefully.



Six Traits of Writing

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



Why Do Kids Learn Sight Words?

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Smart Ways to Develop Reading Fluency and...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Promote and develop reading fluency and comprehension with the repeated reading strategy. Learn the purpose, procedure and variations.



50 Smart Writing Ideas for Elementary Students

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Looking for a few writing prompts to get your students creative juices flowing? Look no further, here are 50 quick writing ideas for elementary students.



How to Inspire Students with Journal Writing

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Class

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

These teacher-tested time fillers are great classroom activities to have in your back pocket when you have a few minutes to spare. Here you will learn 7 time savers to help during those transition periods.



Smart and Simple Impromptu Speech Topics...

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Here you will find a variety of impromptu speech topic activities for your elementary students. Use these activities to practice impromptu speaking.



Essential Elements of Guided Reading

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Learn the three essential elements of a guided reading program. Along with a suggested activity and how a traditional reading group compares to a dynamic guided reading group.



Top Questions Answered about the Common Core

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

What is the common core? Discover answers to the most frequently asked questions about common core state standards in education.



Smart Copperative Learning Strategies and Roles

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Here you will find cooperative learning strategies to help improve your students' skills. Learn what students should do when working in groups, specific roles that will help groups work better, and how to monitor groups.



What Do They Mean by Early Childhood Education?

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



How to Deal with a Problem Principal

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



Use These 40 Simple Topics for Impromptu Oral...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



Smart Map Project Ideas for Kids

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Second grade map project ideas to correlate with any elementary social studies map skills lesson plan.






Make a Great First Impression with a Student...

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

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.



Bloom's Taxonomy: The Incredible Teaching Tool

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Use Bloom's Taxonomy to move your students through the learning process.



10 Math Word Problems to Try This Christmas

2017-01-23T11:35:48Z

Use these sample Christmas math word problems as templates for customizing your own festive math worksheets for your elementary students.