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 →

Communicating with Parents

Teacher and parent meeting in classroom. Boy kid student with mother in school. Flat style vector illustration isolated on white background. I have spent most of my years in education of some sort. In some of those times, I was a Customer Service Trainer for a major bank’s headquarters in Southern California. I learned the... Continue Reading →

Practical Invitational Theory

Trust. Respect. Besides the 5Ps, we believe in the four important elements of IE. We call it TRIO. T stands for Trust, R stands for Respect, I stands for intentionality, and O stands for Optimism. In order to be successful, we have to implement these four core elements within our school, especially working towards people,... Continue Reading →

How to Start a Class off Right

Prime time in school is the first few moments in class. Prime time is a phrase used by the television broadcasting industry to refer to the peak time that the block of programming should be taking place. That is, when the greatest number of people watching, the audience and time is prime time. It is considered... Continue Reading →

Ideas for Greeting Students

Most teachers I know and have worked with over the years do not do this simple tactic to connect with students, build good relationships with parents and increase student engagement. Which is, greeting our students every morning at the door! Mostly because, we are just too busy putting out fires. But, this approach solves most... Continue Reading →

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