Tips to learn how to be a better teacher and engage a class. Ideas on how to remove any bad habits and embrace new better models. Thoughts on working with special needs students and learning disabilities.

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Using Children’s Literature to Teach Philosophy to Elementary through High School?

You do not need a Ph.D. in Philosophy (yes, I do have that, that is why I am a teacher-lol). I taught a few seminars for High School and Junior High Students over the years. Now planning a course for this summer. Here is what I have that you can use too.  My main resource... Continue Reading →

Communication Learning Objectives

Learning targets are a teacher’s best means of communication for learning objectives. Learning targets will greatly help students focus on what you want them to learn. They must be well written in student-friendly language and specific with clear and simple steps and given each school day. Think through how they fit into the bigger learning goals, so... Continue Reading →

50 Tips on Motivating Students

Know your students and use their names as often as possible.Plan for every class; never try to wing it.Pay attention to the strengths and limitations of each of your students. Reward the strengths and strengthen the weak spots.Set your room in a U-shape to encourage interaction among the students.Send lots of positive messages with posters,... Continue Reading →

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