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

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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25 Ways to Obtain Children’s Attention in a School Setting

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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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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Candy In The Classroom, Good or Bad?

Candy In The Classroom, Good or Bad?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear Aunt Elsa, I’ve just started at a new school and my students are poorly behaved. The school tells me that the previous teacher could only get them to participate in lessons if there were candy rewards. I don’t want to have to bribe my students to learn. What should I do? From, SugarRotsTeeth Dear […]

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Podcast | 5 Things to Keep in Mind when Implementing Technology

Reading Time: < 1 minute ​Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. Let us know in the comments if you like this type of content! Click read more to see the original article. Other GREAT articles: Test Anxiety – How Can We Help? Learning a New Language and Why […]

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Rewards in the Classroom

Rewards in the Classroom

Reading Time: 4 minutes Children can be categorized as intrinsically or extrinsically motivated. Children who are motivated intrinsically exhibit a desire to learn. Usually they pursue a subject for the pleasure of learning or for a feeling of accomplishment. Intrinsically motivated students tend to prefer challenging tasks and to understand information in depth. They are more likely to choose […]

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Getting your students involved in the classroom, Pirate-Style!

Reading Time: 7 minutes ​Hey ya’ll, your friendly Southern educator here……….. I’ve had writer’s block for a few weeks, don’t know why, the articles are piling up in my head and my  brain is like a computer with 1000 windows open, music running in the background and the search engine moves like molasses on a cold winter day when […]

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You’re talking… but is it teaching?

Reading Time: 9 minutes ​Words: 1446 Reading Time: 5 minutes Hey y’all, I’m back and this morning as I sat on the swing drinking coffee, after devouring cinnamon French toast, I was trying to focus on my curriculum writing; however, something kept popping up in my head and now I have found myself at my computer typing. Funny how […]

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