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Another School Year Starts - Advice to a New Teacher

Another School Year Starts - Advice to a New Teacher

August 08, 2019 | Performance Stress Teachers

Listen New teachers face unique challenges from connecting with students to developing a work-life balance in a career that seems to follow them home every day. But they also have one of the most important and rewarding jobs on the planet, so those new-teacher-jitters are well worth it in the...

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Should We Have Corporal Punishment in the Classroom?

Should We Have Corporal Punishment in the Classroom?

August 06, 2019 | Mental Health Performance Stress Student Achievement Students

Listen Corporal punishment is defined online by Merriam Webster as being “punishment inflicted on a person’s body”. They further add to the definition by pointing out that the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution “limits the use of corporal punishment on convicted offenders and prisoners”. However, they also point out...

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Can a Boring Teacher Be a Good Teacher?

Can a Boring Teacher Be a Good Teacher?

July 09, 2019 | Performance Students Teachers

Listen While you may think you are teaching important material to your students, the truth is, when students are bored, their minds begin to wander. And when minds begin to wander, they are not paying attention to what you are talking about. Instead, they begin to put energy into one...

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Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

July 03, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Teachers

Listen If you commonly hear the words You're being too nice or toughen up you might be taking a second look at how you run your classroom. A nice person by nature, you may not want to change how you do things, but something has to change. Your students are...

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Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

July 02, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning Performance Student Achievement Students Technology

Listen Traditional academic education is presumed to be elementary, high school and college with post graduate for professional careers in medicine and law. For many years the most overlooked educational curricula was viewed as "an option" for hands on careers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cosmetology, hair styling and culinary arts....

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How Can We Increase Student Performance?

How Can We Increase Student Performance?

June 27, 2019 | Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen While the role of the educator is to help students learn and grow, it can sometimes feel like we are stuck in a rut in regards to helping students to improve their performance, rather than remaining stagnant academically. Due to the fact that not every child learns or progresses...

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Should Students Adapt To The School or the School to the Student?

Should Students Adapt To The School or the School to the Student?

June 26, 2019 | Administrators Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen Failure to adapt is often a failure to survive. In the school system, though, the question is often not one of whether adaptation should happen, but rather who should adapt. Being able to answer this question can play a huge role in how effective a school administration will be. ...

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Most Valuable Professional Development For Teachers

Most Valuable Professional Development For Teachers

June 24, 2019 | Higher learning Leadership Performance Teachers Technology

Listen Participating in professional development is of incredible importance for teachers. The field of education sees advancements and changes on a regular basis, and teachers want to know how to best serve their students. The type of professional development to pursue can certainly depend upon many factors, such as the...

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Formal Education vs. Experience: What Makes a Better Teacher?

Formal Education vs. Experience: What Makes a Better Teacher?

June 11, 2019 | Performance Students Teachers

Listen Teachers sometimes find themselves at the center of controversial debates. Students may complain that they grade too harshly, and parents might criticize these educators for their modern methods. Teachers have many factors to balance in their careers, and one of those elements is knowing what it takes to land...

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TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

May 28, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Testing

Listen Watch We talk with Principal Steve Verhoff about why removing the valedictorian slot from Tippecanoe High School was the right choice for his school.

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No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

May 17, 2019 | Performance Politics Student Achievement Students Testing

Established in 2001, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was a federal reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education. NCLB sought to improve student outcomes by mandating certain standards and measurable goals and required all states to develop assessment measures regarding student skill level in order to receive federal...

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Can Teachers Handle Year Round Schooling?

Can Teachers Handle Year Round Schooling?

May 16, 2019 | Mental Health Performance Teachers

School schedules are changing in many parts of the country. Several districts are finding that their students need a different schedule. Districts are changing from a traditional school calendar to a year-round school calendar. A traditional school schedule operates by having school in session for forty weeks on and twelve...

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