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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:11:14 +0000

 



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.



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 Write Your Educational Philosophy

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



What Exactly is the Role of a Teacher?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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 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.



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 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.



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.



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 Comment on a Science Report Card

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



200 Ways to Comment on a Report Card

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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.



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.



Common Phrases for Elementary Report Cards

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



A Simple away to Evaluate Student Writing

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



What is TLM in The Classroom?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Simple Tips to Taking Over a Classroom Midyear

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Essential tips to help teachers embrace taking over a teaching position midyear.



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.



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.



Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Be in the Know: Elementary Teacher Qualifications

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



10 Effective Reading Strategies to Try Today

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



6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

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



Take Two Minutes to Become an Expert in...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



5 Popular Behavior Management Strategies

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



What Teaching Goals Should You Make This School...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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.



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.



Simple Activities to Teach Students Map Skills

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



What is Heterogenous Grouping in Education?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



What is a Thematic Unit?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



What Role Should Prizes and Punishments Play in...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Best Kept Secrets on Acing a Teaching Interview

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



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.



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.



6 Essential Ingredients to Delivering an...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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.



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.



What is Student Teaching Really Like

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

What is student teaching? What is it like? How long does it last? Find out all of this and much more in this in-depth guide to becoming a student teacher.



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.



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.



5 Simple Tricks to Building a Student Portfolio

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Today's Assignment: Create a Substitute Folder

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



5 Secrets to Getting Your Lesson Plans Done...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



A Teacher's Guide to Handling Difficult Students

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Use This Sample Behavior Contract as a Guide

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



How to Deal with Cleanliness in Your Classroom

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Use These 40 Simple Topics for Impromptu Oral...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Today's Assignment: To Create Classroom...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Smart Copperative Learning Strategies and Roles

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Don't Miss This Effective Behavior Management...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Parent-Teacher Communication

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Try These 9 Free and Effective Classroom Rewards

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Teacher-Tested Strategies to Differentiate...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Top Core Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Discover the essential core teaching strategies that new and experienced teachers have been using.



How To Be A Happy And Successful Substitute...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



What Do They Mean by Early Childhood Education?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Nutrition Education: Get the Lowdown on Healthy...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Here's What to Expect of Your Students

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



How to Set Up Classroom Learning Centers

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Smart and Simple Impromptu Speech Topics...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Investigating Healthy Snacks with Your Students

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



How to Make Learning Fun Again

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Smart Ways to Develop Reading Fluency and...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Use These 10 Components When Writing Your...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Looking for a language arts lesson plan template? Learn the top 10 essential components of a reading lesson plan.



What is a Teachable Moment?

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Simple Tricks to Perfecting Your Teaching...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

A teacher portfolio can help you land your first teaching job or advance your career. Learn the in's and out's of perfecting your teaching portfolio.



Learn How to Manage Classroom Centers

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



7 Proven Strategies for Obtaining a Teaching...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Here you will learn 7 proven strategies to help you obtain a teaching position in the field of education.



Here's How to Write A Reading Lesson Plan

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



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

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Learn How to Create a Rubric

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Create the Ultimate Organized Classroom

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Create an organized classroom with these ideas, tips and tricks that will help make your classroom an efficient, well-managed environment. Learn how to stay organized and get your students to pitch in.



How to Inspire Students with Journal Writing

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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.



Bloom's Taxonomy: The Incredible Teaching Tool

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Halloween Word List for Classroom Fun

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



Teacher-Tested Ways to Improve Students'...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Learn simple and effective strategies for teaching writing in the elementary school classroom.



"Cooperative Learning" Definition and Examples

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Definition of the education glossary term Cooperative Learning. Cooperative Learning is a method of active learning for your students.



Smart Teaching Strategies Rooted from Research...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Teaching strategies to promote student engagement and help foster a classroom learning environment that is equal.



Map Skills Lesson Plan

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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



10 Tips to Help You Set Up Your Classroom for...

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Step-by-step instructions for how best to set up your elementary school classroom for the first day of school.



Creative Writing

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

How to guide your K-6 students' creative writing from ho-hum to wow!



5 Successful Review Activities That Work

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

Learn 5 review activities that will turn your students gripes into grins. Graffiti wall, sink or swim, 3-2-1 review, and much more.



Here's Why You Should Self-Reflect

2017-02-27T12:11:14Z

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