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  • Use these 10 educational online resources to write A+ essays

    Have you ever made your best efforts to write a brilliant paper according to your professor’s instructions? That didn’t result well, did it? Don’t worry; all students have been in your shoes in one point or another. The difference between successful students and below-average achievers is that people of the first category never give up. Are you ready to start writing better papers? The solutions are simpler than you ever anticipated. Start exploring the following 10 tools and you’ll surprise yo ...

    by Julie Petersen
    Monday, 05 October 2015
  • Why I Teach Books with Cursing and Sex

    The Things They Carried Brave New World Of Mice and Men Walk in Room 128 on any given day, and my students could be reading these books. Add The Catcher in the Rye to the list if it makes it through our approval process. These books are all on the top 100 most frequently banned books, and I want to defend why I teach banned books since this is National Banned Book Week. Books are a way for students to learn about life, the world, different ways of thinking, injustice, and growing up. When I ...

    by Susan Barber
    Saturday, 03 October 2015
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    Teachers, How To Address Your Students Back To School Anxieties

      A new school year brings a mix of excitement and worries: “Will I do well? Will my teacher like me? Where will I sit? Will I be teased on the playground? Will I be invited to someone’s house? How will I get my homework done with my schedule of sports and activities.” Such questions will arise more for children who have been bullied, teased or excluded. These anxieties don't always diminish as the year progresses.  Teachers, address them now! We all face not being enough at times. ...

    by Karen Stone
    Friday, 02 October 2015
  • Tools To Help Teachers Work Smarter: Part 2

    As promised, this is the second in a series of posts in which I’ll share ways for teachers to work smarter, not harder, using technology tools that will actually “save” you time. Today we’re going to take a look at setting up notebooks and tags in EVERNOTE. First of all, if you haven’t done so, yet, download the Evernote app to your desktop and all your devices. It’s free for the first 60 MB of notes. You can find the various links here: Evernote. *Note - I’m using a Mac, so it might look s ...

    by Sharon Skretting
    Friday, 02 October 2015
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    The Capable Child

    I believe that children are capable.  If my teaching life has a base, that’s it. I’ve started so many experiences with that assumption that it’s become second nature.  I’ve tried, over the past few years, to make that foundation really clear and obvious to children, parents, and colleagues.  Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge: You think kindergarten kids can’t do that?  Let’s try! They can’t climb and jump?  Let’s try. They can’t paint with acrylics?  Let’s try ...

    by Emily Caruso Parnell
    Thursday, 01 October 2015
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