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5 Gifts to Give Parent Volunteers

Tuesday May 27, 2014

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School is coming to an end, this means it's time to thank those hard-working parent volunteers that came in to help you out all year. Here are 5 affordable gifts to help you show your appreciation for all they have done.

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Here's How to Motivate Students

Tuesday May 27, 2014

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Learning how to motivate students is not an easy task. While some students are self-motivators, others are not. Here's 5 ways to motivate students and get them excited to learn.

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How to Improve Students' Study Skills

Tuesday May 27, 2014

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As the end of the school year approaches, students will be faced with end of the year papers and exams. Help them improve their study skills with these tips.

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  • Creating a Study Plan

    Just as we try to differentiate our students learning, we must also have students create a study plan that is specifically for them. Each student is unique and learns best in their own specific way. To create an individual study plan, have each student...

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The Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy

Monday May 26, 2014

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Are you looking for an easy and fun way to get your students to work independently while still working together? The Jigsaw strategy is an efficient way for students to work individually while still in a group setting. Here we will take a look at what the strategy is and how it works.

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How to Write a Student Welcome Letter

Thursday May 15, 2014

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Creating a student welcome letter is one of the most important things that you will do to start off the school year. This is the first communication you will have between school and home. Do you want to help set the tone for the school year, and give a great first impression? The following article provides the essential elements needed to write the perfect letter, as well as a sample letter to send home.

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What key elements do you add to your welcome back to school letter? Please comment in the section below.

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Cooperative Learning Lesson Using the Jigsaw Method

Wednesday May 14, 2014

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Cooperative learning is a great way to get students to work together as a team to complete a specific task. Here is a cooperative learning sample lesson using the the Jigsaw method.

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10 Quick, Easy, and Fun Elementary Activities

Monday May 12, 2014

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Are you looking for a few quick and easy FUN activities? Look no further, here are 10 elementary activities that take fifteen minutes or less.

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  • Provide each student with a baggie of coins. Make sure that you create each baggie amount to match one other baggie. Students must count their coins then try to find another students who has the same amount of coins as they do.

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6 Ways to Motivate Good Behavior

Tuesday May 6, 2014

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Finding ways to manage your class is not always an easy task. Before creating a plan of action start by learning more about what strategies will help motivate good behavior in your classroom. Something as simple as starting your daily routine with a morning message, will make your students more alert and ready to work. Once you eliminate the unwanted behavior and promote appropriate behavior you will start to see a nice change in students.

 

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Teachers Dealing with the Unexpected

Monday May 5, 2014

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There will come a time when an emergency may arise and you will be in need of a substitute teacher. Here are a few resources to help you deal with the unexpected.

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Here's How to Write Effective Lesson Plans

Monday May 5, 2014

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Whether you're new to teaching or a seasoned veteran, writing effective lesson plans is essential. Here are eight resources to help you.

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