Teaching Methods, Tips & Strategies (page: 3 of 42)

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  • No Homework, a Lot or a Little? The Eternal Debate
    Is homework an important part of a student's education or is it an unnecessary burden teachers feel compelled to assign? Learn some benefits, disadvantages and history of homework.
  • Using Baseball to Teach Math
    Are your students bored with math? Excite them with a baseball lesson. Sports and numbers fit together perfectly. You can't have a winner without a score. Every game generates statistics. Baseball offers masses of historical data, situational averages and comparative studies.
  • Professional (and Personal) Transformation: The Value of Ongoing, Personalized Professional Development
    While “professional development" may conjure up images of excruciatingly long lectures and seminars, this article provides other avenues for you to develop as a professional on your own time and in ways consistent with the positivity, energy and excitement that you are honing in your own classroom.
  • Transformational Practices in the Classroom
    This article will explore practical strategies for you to implement inside the four walls of your classroom to make your space a caring place where meaningful relationships prevent the all too common discipline problems that most teachers experience.
  • Three Steps to Positive Classroom Leadership
    The American Psychological Association cites classroom management as the most sought after subject for teacher professional development. This article, first of a three-part series, explores the fundamental pillars to creating a positive classroom environment and avoiding common discipline problems.
  • Using Football to Teach Math: Ideas for Elementary to High School
    Kids don't always love school, but they do love sports. To hook them on studying, you need the right bait. Tying sports to schoolwork may get your students interested in what you're teaching.
  • Social Studies and the Common Core: How to Overcome Curricular Challenges
    Educators can apply Common Core shifts typically associated with the English Language Arts curriculum to Social Studies curriculum and have great success. Find ways to make them relevant by examining what these shifts require.
  • 5 Obstacles to the Flipped Learning Revolution
    Some teachers see flipping the classroom to be the inevitable new wave in education. Once the tide comes in, learning will never be the same. Other educators know trends and fads come and go like ebb and flow. Teaching methods that have been working for centuries will eventually remain.
  • Literature and the Common Core: Implementing Literature Circles
    What exactly are literature circles and how can they help prepare students for Common Core? Those who love to read may use the more affectionate term of “book club" when discussing literature circles. Developing literature circles is a key step to integrating the Common Core into your daily lessons.
  • Salvaging the Summer: Tips for Teachers
    Ah, summer! Time to kick back, relax, read a book, and NOT think about work. This is one of the best parts of our job after all. However, it may be wise after a few days off to revisit the year and begin planning next year while all the successes and failures are fresh in your mind.
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