Teacher Self Evaluation

Teacher Self Evaluation

https://www.priceless-teaching-strategies.com/teacher-self-evaluation.html Teacher self evaluation is so important to do on a regular basis even though school is such a busy place and before you know it it’s the end of the day. I realize that it’s impossible to do this daily and often it’s put on the back burner to be thought of later.More often, […]

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Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms (Part 1)

Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms (Part 1)

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. Physical activity throughout the school day is necessary for children to reenergize themselves and to be able to maintain focus on their school work. Being involved in movement positively affects children both cognitively and physically. Movement activities can be initiated by teachers throughout the day and especially during classroom transitions. Using […]

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The Shy Child

The Shy Child

Shyness is often misunderstood because it is not one emotion, but a mixture of fear, tension, apprehension and/or embarrassment. Shy children seem to lack confidence and are self-conscious especially in new surroundings or when they are the center of attention. Changes in the environment and school pressures are also factors that affect a child’s demeanor. […]

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30 Ideas for Teaching Children with  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

30 Ideas for Teaching Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. The following list may assist teachers who work with ADHD students. For an overview of this disorder see, “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children.” 1. Understand the struggle a student with ADHD has and provide an ordered, safe, predictable classroom environment. 2. Establish a courteous, working relationship with the student’s parents. Learn about […]

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Automatic Translation Technology – Replacing Language Learning?

Automatic Translation Technology – Replacing Language Learning?

I hear more and more about automatic translation technology. Skype recently announced their Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication. This translation technology will make it possible for people to communicate via Skype across languages. Two people can speak two different languages, and the conversation is automatically translated for each person […]

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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. Autism is a complicated developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. Typically this brain disorder is diagnosed by the age of two or three. It affects children worldwide from various races, ethnic and social groups. Family income, education and/or lifestyle do not seem to affect […]

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25 Ways to Obtain Children’s Attention in a School Setting

25 Ways to Obtain Children’s Attention in a School Setting

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. There are countless times when educators need their students’ undivided attention. The following methods are best taught during the first weeks of school. These ideas can assist teachers in providing an ordered and safe learning environment for everyone. 1. Hold up your hand and say, “Give Me Five.” The children put […]

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35 Spelling Games For Students Of All Ages

35 Spelling Games For Students Of All Ages

https://topnotchteaching.com/lesson-ideas/35-spelling-games/ A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my Top 3 Fun Spelling Games. I thought I’d carry on that theme this week and pass on to you some more fun spelling games that will engage your students and help to consolidate what has been learned. I have found that using spelling games is a great […]

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How To Develop Critical Thinking Skills In Students

How To Develop Critical Thinking Skills In Students

If you asked me today to recall even one-fourth of the concepts I learned at school, I would draw a complete blank. Sure I learnt at school, but none of that learning ever stayed with me because I never learnt to question beyond it. I don’t think I can blame my teacher for it however. […]

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Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Aloud to Children

Listening comprehension is vitally important if students are to achieve reading comprehension. Children who come from homes with minimal language enrichment need to hear new words if they are to become proficient readers. Reading aloud to children, even if only for a short time each day, enhances their language skills, as well as their love […]

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