With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following…
10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom by Kelly Walsh, emergingedtech.com What have you heard about the flipped classroom? That it’s just the latest education…
Maintain better control and establish a calmer, more productive atmosphere for your students. Bill Rogers, author of Behavior Management, identifies five classroom behavior problems and offers strategies for handling them.
Great article for future teachers and current teachers!
Some insightful things to think about when planning your next lesson…
Put your name on the board! Those words spoken in a very stern voice accompanied by a teacher look was enough to whip the toughest student into shape. Except when it didn’t which for me was enough times to make me wonder. Could my discipline systems really be thrown out and replaced with nothing? Would chaos then reign supreme?
The latest step in my obsession with anchor charts and organization… My classroom has tons of windows and a big white board, but almost no wall space. I make lots of posters, but don’t have a place to put them. I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest about hanging curtain rods, but the yellow part of the wall is that special kind of pushpin board. I presented it as a challenge to my dad, and this is what he came up with!
I punched holes into my posters and hung them with large binder rings. This way, the kids and I can flip back to other posters easily.
Great article by the National Education Association about how to get a job as a teacher. Perfect for seniors with an education major!
When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd to sway. But a new report out of New York City—where one out of every five students missed a month or more of school last year — suggests an intensive community-wide initiative is gaining ground.First, some background: chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of the instructional days over the course of an academic year, which amounts to about 18 days in the average district. The national advocacy group
Attendance Works considers chronic absenteeism as an early warning system that too many schools, parents and students are failing to heed.
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Where are the 57 Million Out-of-School Children?
Backers of SB 1 don’t have their facts straight. View our talking points here to sort the truth from fiction. Let’s hold lawmakers who voted for SB 1 and other supporters accountable for their bad positions.
Learn the facts about the new pension-slashing bill in Illinois. Make sure you know the truth about the future of our educators and other public employees!
It is still important to contact your legislator! Call 888-412-6570 to get in touch with your legislators and let them know that we are still paying attention to this fight for our pensions. They should only support bills that are backed by the We Are One union coalition!
“Teaching is a window of opportunity…an opportunity to change lives, heal broken hearts, and affect multi-generations.”
Terrance Green spoke at the IEA SP Fall Conference in Naperville, IL in November. We learned some great skills for staying motivated and giving our students the confidence they need to succeed!