Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every student needs praise. But are you giving them false praise or worthy praise? Read on to find out and see how the difference impacts your students. False Praise False praise is praise given in order to appease, flatter, or manipulate students into doing what the teacher wants. In other words, it isn’t based on […]

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Rules and Routines in the Classroom

Reading Time: 3 minutes An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum. I admit it: I allowed students to chew gum in class. Why? Because I chewed gum. I have a throat that tends to get dry after mid-morning, and gum helps. The point is that if you have a rule, you have to follow it yourself or […]

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Teacher Self Evaluation Will Change Your Way of Teaching!!

Teacher Self Evaluation Will Change Your Way of Teaching!!

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Game of the Week -19th July 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Summer is here. Maybe you’ve already started summer classes and you’re running out of activities. This week, Teachers House has chosen one game that can be easily used in classes of all ages and in both large and small groups. Running Turtles! Turtles are not always in a hurry, but even they get to be […]

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Game of the Week – 27th June 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer is almost upon us and everyone is either winding down for the holidays or busily preparing for summer camp. This week, Teachers House has chosen one game that can be easily used in classes of all ages and in both large and small groups. Turtles are not always in a hurry, but even they […]

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Games of the Week – 16th June 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes ​We’re changing it up a bit this week. Instead of specially curated books for your classes, we’ve selected games that are easily played in class. Scroll down for different age groups. 0-3 and Preschool A fun, easy way to help children associate numerals, quantity and number words. This game is perfect for association but also […]

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Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms (Part 1)

Movement Activities and Games for Elementary Classrooms (Part 1)

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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