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The Ultimate List of Teaching Strategies Every Teacher NEEDS to Know

The Ultimate List of Teaching Strategies Every Teacher NEEDS to Know

I had to pinch myself. I was 24 years old and in charge of thirty 5th graders… Every day. Monday through Friday. And to top it all off— A good friend of mine taught at the same school. In fact, he taught right across the hall from me! We’d often find ourselves repeating the same phrase: “It’s kind of crazy that we’re in charge of these kids!” Back then, I had two goals as a teacher. Have fun. Continually boost the confidence of my students. People who don’t work in education have asked me: “How you measure success as a […]

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The Time Is Now

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Styles

The 6 Main Teaching Styles and How They Impact Students

My dad taught 2nd and 3rd grade for over thirty-five years. He loved his job, so we’d often hear about it at home. And, although we had a great childhood, the same wasn’t true for him. He grew up in New York just north of Manhattan. His parents divorced when he was young, and my grandmother limited contact between my dad and his father. She also called my dad names. I know these things shaped him — and hurt him. But I also know my dad became a teacher because he wanted to give kids the opposite experience of what […]

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Kids Don’t Care

I am so tired of hearing it. “Another app? I don’t have time.” “I forgot my password.” “We tried that and it didn’t work.” “Do I have to? I really liked the paper newsletter. Ugh.” Yes – you have to. You really do! And another thing – Don’t. Get. Comfortable. When I left the classroom ten years ago we had iPods for my students, and we thought it was amazing. It was cutting edge, kids were beyond pumped to use this new found engagement strategy to further their learning in class. And then soon after schools started buy Smartboards, then […]

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Think big. Dream big. Achieve your goals!

When an idea becomes reality, and you’re living that reality, that’s something special. Training is important for sure, but having the dream, setting the goal and getting to the starting line is sometimes all it takes! This was it, it was now December. I’d run eleven marathons already in 2017 and was staring directly in the face of my hardest one yet. Way back when many months ago I started adding up all the marathons I’d ever run and realized that December would be number nineteen. Being someone who likes even numbers, and also a challenge, I decided to add […]

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4 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Great Teacher Needs

4 Crucial Teaching Skills Every Great Teacher Needs

Teaching is like nothing else in the world. The ability to pass information, knowledge, and skills to another human being is sacred. From the beginning of time, it’s helped progress mankind and further the next generation. When you think about everything at our fingertips now — with technology that not only enables access to information, but grants us the ability to watch things like the Mars rover land on a faraway planet in real time — it’s sometimes mind boggling (even scary) to bring it all into perspective. As much as technology has changed education (I mean, you can learn […]

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