Thanks to advances in technology, we can now actually view the brain as it learns through neuroimaging and brain-mapping studies. This is one of the most exciting areas is brain-based memory research available today.
Based on my background as a neurologist and my experience as a classroom teacher, I’ve created this list of tips for any teacher to integrate brain-based learning strategies. Hopefully, you’ll find these connections between the research and strategies NEURO-LOGICAL. read more
A third grade teacher once told me the mother of one of his students left twenty-minute messages on his voice mail every day and showed up in his classroom unannounced. A middle school teacher who gave an exam the day after Halloween said she received an e-mail from a parent containing a four-paragraph poem titled, “The Grinch That Stole Halloween.”
Adversarial parents can create frustration and impede your progress with their child. To foster positive relationships with your students’ parents and encourage their cooperation and support, try the following three-part approach: read more
Looking to liven up your centers? Let your students play games!
That’s right, games have educational value. They provide opportunities for students to develop both social and academic skills. Just like working on a project in cooperative groups, interactive games require that students communicate, stay on task, take turns, and rely on higher-level thinking skills.
Here are twelve classic games and reasons to incorporate them into your curriculum: read more
When you get a call from a school administrator inviting you to interview for a teaching job, how do you feel? Happy? Elated? Excited? Nervous? Scared stiff?
You don't need to worry about the interview if you're a well-prepared, qualified candidate. Preparing for a teaching interview is a lot like studying for a test. You can review commonly asked questions, think about what you'll say beforehand, and go in to do your best.
Below is a list of six commonly asked teacher interview questions. How would you answer each question? read more
If there is one thing we know about kids, it’s that they have short attention spans and prefer now to later.
Teachers, more than any district or schoolwide programs, have the most power to motivate students because they’re on the front lines. They can influence students in a way that kids can actually understand: here, now, today, in this room.read more
You labored all night creating a thoughtful, engaging lesson. You were confident that your students would enjoy it, only to have your excitement—and theirs—dashed by the antics of a handful of students. You spent all your time writing names on the board, calling out troublemakers’ names, and “ssshh-ing” them.
Instead of pulling your hair out in frustration, give these Classroom Management “Dos” and “Don’ts” a try: read more
Looking good does not come easily for those of us at the head of the class.
Teachers face some serious fashion challenges. Full days on your feet surrounded by dry erase markers, crowded hallways and dirty students' hands don't bode well for high-priced, high-concept style. Nor does a teacher salary or insanely busy schedules. It's hard to find time to think much less plan the perfect outfit.
To help, we've collected the Top 12 Fall Fashion Tips just for teachers.
Break out of your wardrobe rut this fall and bring practical and affordable style back into the classroom! read more
Now, we can use it a little easier. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer?
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. read more
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