An educational blog for teachers and students.

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
school links

As we all settle back into the school routines, it may be worthwhile to look through some classroom management tips for those difficult transition days, ice-breakers to get to know your students, as well as ideas to work with parents to get them more involved during the year.  Try out some of the links inside for great ideas, and good luck as you begin the school year!

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Common core
Posted on August 18, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
first day of school

Plan for the first day of school and let the students know you’re prepared. Follow these seven steps to get the most of this first impression.

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Common core
Posted on August 11, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
Class rules

It is hard to believe that kids are about to fill the halls again.  And somewhere amidst the laughter, reunions, and catching up, we have to get back into the structure that makes for a successful year.   Speaking of structure, how do you determine the rules in your classroom or space?  I've thought a lot about this, and I've asked myself many questions.  You may want to consider asking yourself these same questions...

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Common core
Posted on August 8, 2014 by Justin Tarte
Problems and solutions

In my education career I’ve had the opportunity to work as a teacher at the high school level, a building administrator at the junior high level, and now at the district level as a central office administrator.  In all of these positions I’ve either experienced myself or witnessed six common problems that seem to affect all teachers. Join me as I dive deeper into these problems and offer possible solutions.

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Language arts
Posted on August 4, 2014 by Dona Helmer
make friends with librarian

Is it your first year of teaching?  I know it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the things you have to do before the kids actually come to school. Just remember you are not alone, and there are colleagues who can support you, like librarians. Being a librarian, I always try to help out the first-year teachers and offer assistance whenever they need.

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