Teaching & Learning

Teaching Out of Who You Are: Avoiding Pitfalls as You Build on Your Strengths

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How can you teach like other teachers, the ones you look up to so much? Don't even try, says Anthony. Instead, embrace the way you're made while disciplining your own weaknesses.Anthony contrasts ... Read More

Teachers’ Week 2019

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Taking Stock: A Classroom Shopping List

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Do you have paper bags?” “Can I have a plate?”Yes, to both questions—I have all kinds of things in my closet and desk! Over the years of teaching, I’ve found a number of items tha... Read More

Start with Simple: Tips to Make the First Year Less Stressful

Contributor: Paul Harrison | Length : 5 | File type : Video

New teachers face a daunting task. There are classrooms to decorate, students to manage, and lessons to teach. Paul reminds us to avoid unrealistic expectations. None of us are masters of a craft the ... Read More

Countries of the World

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This collection includes craft projects, language lessons, and bulletin board ideas to take your elementary students on a trip round the world.

How to to Take Good Notes

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Document

Students who take notes in class outperform students who don’t take notes. Studies have shown that students who don’t take notes in class can forget almost half of what the teacher said within 15 ... Read More

How to Read: Improving Reading Comprehension

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Document

Most people know how to “read,” but not nearly as many can comprehend what they read. Reading comprehension is a skill. In this student handout, James outlines methods for reading effectively.... Read More

Sample Classroom Procedures

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Document

A sample of a 5th grade classroom teacher's procedures, including specific incentives for the year based on the classroom candy land theme. Use it for inspiration as you plan your own classroom ways. ... Read More

Speed It Up—Carefully: Old and New Technology to Serve Your School

Contributor: Austin Shenk | Length : 8 | File type : Video

Isn't technology great?Possibly. Technology can speed up whatever we're doing. But if we're not sure about our goals for technology, it will likely get in our way, says Austin. He describes new te... Read More

Turn and Learn: Engaging Every Student with Turn and Tell

Contributor: Rebecca Beiler | Length : 6 | File type : Video

When you ask your class a question, how many students can answer? Too often, says Rebecca, only one. The student you call on will engage while the others sit passively. But with turn and tell, every s... Read More