Entries related to: motivation

Tch of the Week: Solorio's Mike Konkoleski

This week’s Tch of the Week is Mike Konkoleski, a high school mathematics teacher from Solorio...

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Thanking Teachers Who’ve Inspired Us

Before coming to work at Teaching Channel, I taught English for two years at a high school in...

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1st Year Blues Survival Guide: 10 Ways to Battle Disillusionment

Are you feeling like the time & effort you pour into your classroom each day doesn’t seem to be...

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Lessons from Early Learners: Cultivating a Sense of Wonder

Being around young children can be exhausting. With questions like, "What is that?" and "Why is...

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Teachers: Three Questions for Reflection

This is the time of year that I always start to feel a little harried, a little frayed at the...

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Confessions of a Halloween Grinch

There are many things I miss about being a classroom teacher — reading my favorite picture...

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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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Making Every Minute Count: 5 Summer Learning Opportunities

Just a month or two ago, you were knee-deep in the cycle of planning, lesson delivery, and...

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Reflecting and Recharging This Summer

By now, you've probably worked through the piles of papers and exams that needed grading. You've...

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The Power of Reflecting and Celebrating our Work

As the school year comes to a close, teachers create many unique ways to celebrate their...

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2012-13 School Year: What Was Your Shining Moment?

As June arrives, my Facebook feed has been full of end-of-year reflections from my teacher...

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Celebrating My First Teacher: My Mom

Just last weekend, the four of us made our way up the stairs following the familiar industrial...

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Celebrating Our Community with a Song!

Whenever I want to give special thanks to someone I find it so difficult to find that perfect ...

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Responding to Concerns: Does the Common Core Demoralize Teachers?

"If we want uncommon learning for our children in a time of common standards, we must be willing...

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What I'm Hearing from Teachers of the Year

I just escaped a nasty Iowa snowstorm for the warm rays of Scottsdale, Arizona where I am...

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When A Lesson Goes All Wrong

I'm afraid of mediocrity. That too-comfortable place where repetition and apprehension meet. In...

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Be Sure To: Setting & Achieving Goals in 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing holiday break. With the New Year...

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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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Back to School To-Do List

The first few weeks of school can set the tone for the entire year. Though this might sound...

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