Entries related to: motivation

What We Can All Learn from a No-Hitter

As a rabid fan of the game, I have a habit of seeing things in terms of baseball analogies....

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What Tough Students Teach Us

He was tall, slouched over, and donned a stocking cap the first day he walked into class. He was a...

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Video Playlist: Relevant and Real Content to Engage Students

The French origins of the word "Mayday" suggest an only coincidental connection between this call...

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Video Playlist: Authentic Assessments

At this time of the year, there's typically a lot of anxiety around summative assessments. What if...

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One Week is Not Enough

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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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A Secret to Great Teaching: Maintain a Beginner’s Mindset

"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." -- Zen...

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Motivating Your Students: Incentive Systems You Can Start Tomorrow

It's March, and you've probably established routines and procedures while simultaneously carving...

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Secrets of a Conference Enthusiast: How to Up Your Edu Conference IQ

When the calendar flips to March, it's like Opening Day for education conferences. Whether you're a...

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Tch of the Week: Marquette's Jesus Duran

Have you ever visited a room and felt a special energy that made you want to stay all day?

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Reflection Fest: Favorite New Thing you Tried in 2013

Reflection Fest Day 4: Favorite New Thing You've Tried

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Reflection Fest: Funniest Moment

Reflection Fest Day 2: Funniest Classroom Moment

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Reflection Fest: Most Inspiring Moment of 2013

Teachers get to celebrate two new years: one at the beginning of the academic year, and one in...

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Teacher of the Week: TCA's Oscar Newman

I want to introduce you to Oscar Newman, 7th and 8th grade Science teacher at Chicago Academy....

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Winter Break: Learning Resources That Won't Feel Like Work

Just a few days ago, the doorbell rang. There stood my dad with his mixed look of insistence and...

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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 it...

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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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