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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:34:50 +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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Here's How to Write A Reading Lesson Plan

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



Here's How to Comment on a Science Report Card

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



Free Lesson Plans for Teachers!

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Free Lesson Plans for Teachers! How to find them fast. For elementary school teachers.



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.



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.



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.



St. Patrick's Day Word List

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Use this St. Patrick's Day Vocabulary Word Bank for all types of activities and crafts in the elementary school classroom.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Essential Questions to Ask Students

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Simple questions teachers should ask students to get them to think deeper and talk more often.



Bloom's Taxonomy

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Bloom's Taxonomy refers to a hierarchy of question stems that teachers use to guide their students through the learning process.



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 Use Newspapers in Your Classroom

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Here you will find ten activities for utilizing newspapers in the classroom.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



4 Sample Teaching Philosophy Examples

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



Become an Expert in the Talking Chips Strategy

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Description of the teaching term talking chips strategy.



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.



Reading Lesson Plan Step # 6 - Anticipatory Set

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Anticipatory set is the sixth step in creating an effective reading lesson plan for an elementary school classroom. During this step you activate prior knowledge and give a brief summary of the lesson.



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 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 Social Studies...

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



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.



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.



Reading Lesson Plan Step # 3 - Overview and...

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Overview and purpose is the third step in writing an effective reading lesson plan for the elementary school classroom. This is where you describe the basis of your lesson and the purpose for it.



Mini-Lesson

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A definition of the teaching term mini-lesson.



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.



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.



What Is Instructional Scaffolding?

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A definition of the education glossary term Scaffolding.



Teacher-Tested Strategies to Differentiate...

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Learn specific teaching strategies to differentiate instruction in your elementary school classroom.



Activating Prior Knowledge

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Definition of Activate Prior Knowledge as a teaching strategy.



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.



Rubric

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What is a rubric? A definition for teachers interested in assessing student performance with a rubric.



Common Interview Questions in Education

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



Manipulative

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Definition of the Education glossary term Manipulative.



What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

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



Lesson Plan Required Materials and Equipment

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Required Materials is the seventh step of writing an effective lesson plan for the elementary school classroom. Make sure you have the required materials for your lesson plan before you get started.



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

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



Motivating Students with No-Cost Rewards

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Motivating students can be a challenge. But it doesn't have to cost any money. Use these free rewards for motivating students without spending a cent.



Learning Centers

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Definition of the Education glossary term Learning Centers.



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.



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.



Reading Lesson Plan Step # 5 - Objectives and...

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Stating your objectives and goals is the fifth step in writing an effective reading lesson plan. Objectives provide a sense of what you want your students to achieve during a lesson.



How To Make a Professional Portfolio

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a simple how to on making a professional portfolio. just for elementary school teachers.



Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

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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.



10 Effective Reading Strategies to Try Today

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



5 Secrets to Getting Your Lesson Plans Done...

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Instead of spending countless hours on perfecting your lesson plans, here are a few secrets on how to get your lesson plans done quick.



Simple Activities to Teach Students Map Skills

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



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.



5 Simple Tricks to Building a Student Portfolio

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



Common Core State Standards

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Learn the Common Core State Standards definition.



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.



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.



Smart Copperative Learning Strategies and Roles

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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.



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.



Journal Writing Checklist to Assess Writing...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

A Journal Writing Checklist is a list of qualities that you hope to see in your students' creative writing. Use a Journal Writing Checklist to Assess Writing Progress.



6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



A Simple Way to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Are you looking for St. Patrick's Day creative writing prompts for your elementary students? Use this list to help you create poems, stories, letters or more.



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.



From April to Treats: A List of Easter-Related...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

This comprehensive Easter word list can used to create a variety of activities and lessons.Use these words design worksheets, activities and much more.



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.



Memory Poems for Young Poets and Creative Writers

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Learn How to Create a Rubric

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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.



What is Heterogenous Grouping in Education?

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



The Scientific Method Worksheet

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Using this Scientific Method worksheet, students learn how to address a problem methodically. The Scientific Method worksheet is easy and effective for almost any science lesson plan.



5 Classroom Rules That Are Comprehensive,...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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.



Top Questions Answered about the Common Core

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Parent-Teacher Communication

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Parent-teacher communication is an essential part of teaching. Here are some helpful strategies and ideas for elementary school teachers.



Nutrition Education: Get the Lowdown on Healthy...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Here's What to Expect of Your Students

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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.



Halloween Word List for Classroom Fun

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Use this Halloween vocabulary word bank for all types of activities and crafts in the elementary school classroom. Build language skills in fun ways.



Use This Sample Behavior Contract as a Guide

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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.



Graphic Organizer

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A definition of the teaching term graphic organizer.



Christmas Around the World Comes Into Your...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Learn how to say Merry Christmas in 100+ languages from around the world, and how to share the international holiday spirit with your students.



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

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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.



Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Teachers

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10 New Year's Resolutions for teachers. Suggested teaching resolutions for the New Year.



Investigating Healthy Snacks with Your Students

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

An elementary healthy snack lesson plan where students will investigate healthy snack options.



Be in the Know: Elementary Teacher Qualifications

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Map Skills Lesson Plan

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Reading Lesson Plan Step # 4 - Educational...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Educational standards is the forth step in creating an effective reading lesson plan. Educational standards for language arts are established to improve language use.



How to Set Up Classroom Learning Centers

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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.



Today's Assignment: To Create Classroom...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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.



Here is What Every Student Teacher Needs to Know

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



How to Deal with Cleanliness in Your Classroom

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Scientific Method

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



Use These 40 Simple Topics for Impromptu Oral...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



April Themes, Holiday Activities, and Events...

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



5 Popular Behavior Management Strategies

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

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



Learn How to Manage Classroom Centers

2017-03-13T12:34:50Z

Discover tips and suggestions on how to organize, store and manage classroom learning centers.