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Monday, January 31, 2011
It’s that time of year again. The months between winter break and spring break can feel like the longest days of a teacher’s life. But don’t despair! Here are some ways to snap yourself – or your students – out of that slump.
Read Top 12 Ways to Snap out of a Teaching Slump
Friday, January 28, 2011
Ramon's Teacher Toons spreads laughter outside his Texas high school to fellow humor-seeking educators around the country, including the nearly 1,000 fans on facebook. Ramon gave TeachHUB the inside scoop on how humor and positivity are the keys to his classroom success.
Read Classroom Chuckles with Teacher Toons
Thursday, January 27, 2011
It is imperative that we acknowledge gender differences in the students in our classrooms and take actions to meet the needs of boys and girls or you men and women.
Read Why Gender Matters in the Classroom
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here’s how I do it:
Read Peer Editing: Musical Chairs Edition
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Here are four vital questions that will help you become more effective with your classroom assessments - increasing students' achievement, student test scores and your job security.
Read Effective Assessment: 4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask
For every lesson you submit, you'll earn one entry in the TeachHUB iPad Giveaway. The more lessons you share, the better your odds of winning!
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Monday, January 24, 2011
Here are the Top 10 Things Your Students Are Thinking But Won't Tell You that really inspire self-reflection…or picking up a pair of tweezers.
Read 10 Things Your Students Won't Tell You
Friday, January 21, 2011
Written as a series of emails by "Jack Woodson" to a former engineering colleague, Pearson's Learn Me Good documents his "baptism by fire" of his first year in the classroom.
Enjoy this excerpt in which Jack shares a story of flip flopping student guesses and shows how Sprite and science factor into his daily classroom management.
Read this Learn Me Good excerpt
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Oversized Experiment in Class Size
When I saw an article about a 60-student kindergarten class in the paper this morning, I thought it was a joke, a tongue in cheek commentary on education innovation. After I had another sip of my coffee, I realized this is no joke... some “innovative” administrator thought it was a great idea to stick 60 small children in one classroom with four teachers.
Not only does the idea of 60 first graders running rampant in a 2,000 square foot classroom make me want to poke myself in the eye, it kind of makes me angry.
Read Class Size Insanity
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This easy-to-use camcorder is perfect for classroom projects and saving your school memories. You and your students will be able to easily capture impressive HD pictures or videos using the swivel, reversible LCD display & zoom features.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon. Since then, the sport of marathon racing has never been the same. I share Switzer's story with my students each year, as there are too many life lessons from it not to.
Read Women's History Lesson: Your Place in the Race
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here are her step-by-step plans to ensure that their 1:1 classrooms are successful.
Read 1:1 Classrooms: How to Develop Connected Learning Communities
Monday, January 17, 2011
Pretend you're winning an award for doing outstanding work at school. Write an acceptance speech thanking everyone who helped you be a good student. Bonus: Give you speech to the class!
9-12: Award Show Reporter
As a reporter, you're tasked with interviewing nominees after the awards. To prepare, write five questions you'll ask the winners. Then, write five questions you'll ask nominees who didn't win.
Watch & Read Awards Show-Inspired Video Writing Prompts
Friday, January 14, 2011
Williamson County, Tennessee
If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?
My dad. My dad is a great leader. He has always allowed freedom from his employees and trusted them implicitly. At the same time, he expects quality work to be done.
What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
If I were to do something other than teach, I would open a tea shop.
Read Denise's Teacher Spotlight feature
While advances in eReaders and online research capabilities may seem to make libraries obsolete, it is important to recognize the valuable tools to students' learning being lost as libraries disappear.
Read Libraries Vanishing from Schools
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Educators, teachers, and school administrators could all use music as a way to reach students and make learning more fun, interactive, and memorable. Rock music can even be used very effectively as a tool in whole brain learning and multicultural learning. Here are a few fun, effective ways you can tap into rap, rock and pop music in your classroom.
Read Using Rap, Rock & Pop Music to Teach
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
These questions are some of the issues that teachers consider when determining their cultural competence in the classroom. Although you probably completed a course in multicultural education or valuing cultural diversity during your teacher education program, you may continue to grapple with issues of cultural competence during your teaching career.
This article presents a compass to help you navigate cultural competence.
Read Navigating Cultural Competence in the Classroom
Monday, January 10, 2011
Here are 3 things I learned about the Common Core Standards and conflicting reviews from my hopeful and cynical self.
Read Common Core Standards: My Hopeful vs. Cynical Reviews
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here are a few examples of great websites that you can use to transport your students to the cutting edge of scientific discovery.
Read Using Science News to Launch Learning
Stepnowski's honest, hilarious stories from his 20 years teaching will ring true for those educators who can understand the challenge, frustration, humor and humanity in teaching. This excerpt from Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy? gives you a glimpse into one of Frank's riotously funny teaching experiences.
Read Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy? excerpt
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Wii system is one of those gaming systems that is providing digital fun activities to students. Here is a look at this system and games schools are using in their classrooms.
Read Wii in the Classroom
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Here’s a quick rundown of how this law will affect your school.
Read How the New Childhood Nutrition Act Will Affect Your School
Monday, January 3, 2011
Get inspired with our list of the Top 12 New Year's Resolution for Teachers.
Read Top 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers