Entries related to: classroom-experiences

Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture Throughout the Year

For too many years, I used to think my classes would either have good chemistry, or they...

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Spring [Your Science Instruction] Forward: 5 Steps to Implementing MBI

Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) is an engaging, NGSS-aligned, research-based approach to science...

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Four Things I Learned This Year

As the year winds down, I'm continuing a Teaching Channel tradition and taking a moment to...

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Sweet Ideas for Halloween-Inspired Learning

Want to hear something frightening? Halloween is approaching. A day filled with candy, costumes,...

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3 Things New Teachers Need To Know About Classroom Management

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4 Big Ideas for Engaging Students (Deeper Learning)

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Video Playlist: 6 Ways to Build Relationships with Students

In these videos, you'll find tips to help build authentic relationships with your students and...

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Talent is Overrated

We all have books that come to us at one time or another, as though they've chosen us instead of...

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Teacher of the Week: The Chicago Academy's Sandra Oliva

What does it take to be an unsung hero in an AUSL elementary school?

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Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Building Connections That Last

When I first started teaching, I was intimidated by parent-teacher conferences. I knew the...

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Lessons in Perseverance

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Three Big Ideas to Reach and Guide Students

"He's a white man trapped in a black man's body."

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A Tale of Two High School Advisory Programs

Most high schools have some sort of advisory program built into their ecology—a time when a...

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Being Effective Without a Classroom

I often get emails from our members with very thoughtful questions. And then I think exactly...

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Keeping it Positive in Your Classroom

Ever felt like your classroom was the arena for a tug of war between you and your students?...

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Never Easy, But Essential: Tough Conversations in the Classroom

Sometimes they happen unexpectedly and other times we have to gear up for them. Regardless of...

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14 Ways to Cultivate Classroom Chemistry

It's only September and I'm already thinking June. Not because I'm counting down days or because...

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Doors Wide Open: Reflections on the First Day

In 15 years, I haven't been able to escape the dreams that start appearing on the fringes of my...

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Heavy Boots: Tragedy in the Classroom

I stood there in front of my students, completely inept in this moment as I tried to find the...

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Top 4 Ingredients for Differentiation

In our recent Tchers' Voice Survey, you told us you want more, More, MORE, on differentiation....

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