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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:20:39 +0000

 



Creating Christmas Word Lists the Right Way

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Here's How to Write Your Educational Philosophy

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



What Exactly is the Role of a Teacher?

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Here's How to Comment on a Science Report Card

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 Social Studies...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Thanksgiving Vocabulary Word List for Classroom...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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 Comment on a Math Report Card

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 Way to Grade an Essay

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



What Is an Educational Philosophy and Why Does...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



What is TLM in The Classroom?

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Assessment Guide for Elementary Educators

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



How to Design Your Educational Philosophy: 7...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Getting into Teaching: 10 Popular Questions

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn everything you need to know in this quick FAQ guide for soon-to-be teachers.



How to Maintain a Productive Classroom

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

10 ways to creating and maintaining a productive classroom environment.



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 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 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.



Common Questions for Teaching Interview...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Sample interview questions for classroom teachers. Be in the know and be prepared so you can make a great impression at your teaching interview.



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.



Here's What to Write on a Report Card

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Student Teacher Resources

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Student teacher resources. Here you will find a vast amount of information about student teaching. Learn what to expect, how you will get observed, how to thrive as a student teacher, and much more.



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.



6 Essential Ingredients to Delivering an...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



10 Learning Strategies to Try Today

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



5 Popular Behavior Management Strategies

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



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.



Start the Year Off Organized

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Discover a variety of classroom organization resources right at your finger tips. Here you will learn about how to create the ultimate organized classroom, as well as desk arrangement ideas, and much 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.



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.



Best Kept Secrets on Acing a Teaching Interview

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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,...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 is What Every Student Teacher Needs to Know

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Popular Resources for Teachers

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Popular teaching resources for elementary school teachers. Resources on grading, strategies, discipline, and much 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.



What is Heterogenous Grouping in Education?

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Ideas for Christmas Journal Writing Prompts

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



What Teaching Goals Should You Make This School...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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.



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Take Two Minutes to Become an Expert in...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



A Teacher's Guide to Handling Difficult Students

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 Simple Tricks to Building a Student Portfolio

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



How to Write a Lesson Plan in Less Than an Hour

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 Make Learning Fun Again

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



40 Back from Christmas Break Writing Ideas

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



What Role Should Prizes and Punishments Play in...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



8 Things Teachers Need to Survive in the...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Discover the top 8 things teachers need in order to survive in school. Get an in-depth view of what it is teachers need in order to run a successful classroom.



Don't Miss This Effective Behavior Management...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



How to Get Students Motivated to Read

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Simple Activities to Teach Students Map Skills

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Simple and Fun Christmas Activity

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Today's Assignment: Create a Substitute Folder

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



Try These 9 Free and Effective Classroom Rewards

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



10 Effective Reading Strategies to Try Today

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Nutrition Education: Get the Lowdown on Healthy...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Here's How to Celebrate Christmas in the...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Here you will find a collection of fun Christmas activities and holiday ideas for elementary age children. Ideas include, dount snowmen, Santa's helpers and much more.



Be in the Know: Elementary Teacher Qualifications

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Smart Ways to Develop Reading Fluency and...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Smart Map Project Ideas for Kids

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



5 Activities for St. Patrick's Day

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

A collection of St. Patrick's Day teacher resources for elementary students in grades K-5.



Today's Assignment: To Create Classroom...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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's What to Expect of Your Students

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



The Top 7 Reasons to Become a Teacher

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 How to Write A Reading Lesson Plan

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



Top Core Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Golden Rules to Follow in School

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Investigating Healthy Snacks with Your Students

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Hanukkah Lesson Plans

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Ideas for Hanukkah lesson plans for your elementary school classroom.



Top Questions Answered about the Common Core

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



50 Smart Writing Ideas for Elementary Students

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



Become an Expert in the Jigsaw Learning Technique

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Here you will learn about the Jigsaw cooperative learning technique. Get an overview of the technique, learn about the benefits, how it works, as well as a few tips.



7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Class

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



10 Ways to Celebrate the Last Days of School

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



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

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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 Sight Word Resources for Teachers

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Sight word teaching resources including helpful teaching strategies which use phonics, word walls, and vocabulary activities to increase reading retention.



Six Traits of Writing

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



How to Use Alliteration in Your Classroom

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



10 Common Mistakes New Teachers Often Make

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



Essential Elements of Guided Reading

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



How to Inspire Students with Journal Writing

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



How to Deal with a Problem Principal

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



Building a Classroom Community

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



How To Be A Happy And Successful Substitute...

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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



What is a Teachable Moment?

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

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.



Smart Learning Strategies to Try Today

2016-12-10T11:20:39Z

Improve students learning with these 7 effective learning strategies. Each strategy is meant to help students learn faster and easier.