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How Do We Keep Good Teachers?

How Do We Keep Good Teachers?

January 16, 2020 | Mental Health Performance Teachers

Listen   Teaching is a hard job, and we all know that it doesn’t pay in proportion to the amount of work that it requires. Sometimes the reality of what teaching really is compared to the image put forth in teacher education programs and movies is too much for teachers,...

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Using Informal Checklists to Monitor Student Progress

Using Informal Checklists to Monitor Student Progress

January 14, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Early Childhood educators are probably most likely to already be employing this strategy. They are responsible for teaching every standard in every subject to every child. They are then responsible for assessing whether that child shows progress, masters the concept, or does not show enough progress to move on...

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Self-Care for Worn Out Educators

Self-Care for Worn Out Educators

January 13, 2020 | Mental Health Performance Stress Teachers

Listen Have you ever noticed that the only movies that are made about us are either movies where the teacher is a terrible human who takes complete advantage of the “easy paycheck” (which we all know is not realistic) or those who have no personal boundaries and are terrible humans...

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Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

January 09, 2020 | Curriculum Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen   Part Two of our Four-Part Series: Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age  *A Note on Numbers We say there are “44ish” phonemes. The number varies due to differences in dialect or the way we speak. Some people count the harder, whispered /th/ sound in “thorn” and...

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Tips for Transitioning to Social-Emotional-Friendly Behavioral Management for Elementary Classrooms

Tips for Transitioning to Social-Emotional-Friendly Behavioral Management for Elementary Classrooms

January 08, 2020 | Curriculum Teachers

Listen   With the increased focus on socio-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices, many of us are changing some of our strategies in the classroom. The problem some teachers are having, though, is the inability to trade one strategy in for an equally workable strategy when transitioning.  This all-or-nothing attitude makes...

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3 Tips for Working with an Assistant

3 Tips for Working with an Assistant

January 06, 2020 | Administrators Students Teachers

Listen In November, we said in this blog post that support staff (which also go by the titles paraprofessionals, para-educators, or teaching assistants, to name a few - and we’ll use them interchangeably) comprise one of the most underutilized resources in education. One of the main reasons we’ve found this...

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Resilience for Teachers

Resilience for Teachers

December 17, 2019 | Leadership Mental Health Teachers

Listen Read Resilience became a buzzword in classrooms across the land in regards to students, but it really needs to be common among adults in conversations about our own personal emotional health.  Don’t believe that? Well, here’s a little detail that may change your mind: the first ingredient for building...

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Helping Parents Navigate the World of Education

Helping Parents Navigate the World of Education

December 09, 2019 | Parents School Safety Stress Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Read Finish this statement: “The kids aren’t the problem. It’s the ______.” Did you say either adults or parents? Then you are not alone! Many teachers say the same.  After years in the public school setting, one of our writers transitioned from teaching to being a stay-at-home parent, though,...

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Teacher Side Gig Profile - Tutoring

Teacher Side Gig Profile - Tutoring

December 06, 2019 | Stress Teachers

Listen Read One of the best seasonal and side gigs for educators is tutoring. Tutors are needed in every subject and at every level. During times when school is not in session, parents especially look for tutors for their children to keep from losing any ground they’ve gained, and occasionally...

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7 Tips For Helping Families in Crisis

7 Tips For Helping Families in Crisis

December 05, 2019 | Mental Health Performance Stress Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Read Everyone experiences a crisis at some point. No one is immune. Whether the person involved in crisis is a student, a staff member, or an administrator, the community is affected and may need to respond swiftly to provide meaningful intervention.  Here are a few crises that may affect...

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6 Ways Teachers Can Save Money

6 Ways Teachers Can Save Money

December 04, 2019 | Budgets Teachers

Listen Read While teachers often disagree on topics such as classroom management, whether or not homework is important, or if it’s a good idea to eat in the teacher’s lounge, one thing we can all agree on is that teachers’ budgets are tight (and no, we don’t mean that in...

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Handwriting Hacks for Any Age

Handwriting Hacks for Any Age

November 25, 2019 | Parents Performance Students Teachers

Listen Read Have you ever tried to grade an assignment and been unable to understand anything on the paper? Does it seem to be getting worse? Handwriting instruction was written out of state standards in many places in 2010. Some held onto teaching it until around 2013. Once something is...

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