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  • No longer is just teaching a concept satisfactory. Reinforcement is necessary to ensure that concepts are understood. Developing positive reinforcement techniques pay big dividends.

    Develop Reinforcement Techniques

    Develop Reinforcement Techniques

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS6

  • This guide will teach you how to make a simple yet powerful equatorial sundial using household materials step by step with photos. By the end of this, you will have a very impressive and fully functional sundial!

    How To Make An Equatorial Sundial - With Photos

    How To Make An Equatorial Sundial - With Photos

    by Susan W29

  • Whether you are an education student or a teacher seeking a job, crafting your philosophy of teaching statement is an opportunity for personal growth and development. Learn what to include in your statement and what to avoid by following this template and reading a poor example and a good example of a philosophy of teaching statement.

    How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching Statement—Tips, Template, and Samples

    How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching Statement—Tips, Template, and Samples

    by Natasha20

  • The best ways to inspire students to learn is to make them think they are not learning at all"! Here are some methods that teachers can use that will achieve that goal.

    How to Teach Using Sneaky Methods That Work

    How to Teach Using Sneaky Methods That Work

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • Having a TESOL or TEFL certificate is a big advantage when seeking a teaching job abroad. Let me explain these certifications and how you can benefit from them.

    Getting a TESOL or TEFL Certificate

    Getting a TESOL or TEFL Certificate

    by Eastward4

  • Help! I'm behind in homeschool! What can I do with these feelings of guilt over our homeschool lessons? How can we catch up after being behind?

    Homeschool—Help! I'm Behind!

    Homeschool—Help! I'm Behind!

    by Jimmie Lanley21

  • Frogs are fascinating creatures for young children. They make excellent specimens for the live study of life cycles or metamorphosis as the young are quite easy to raise to adulthood. How many young boys (and girls too) have revelled in the adventure of frogging at a nearby pond or water body. I am sure there are far less who have had this experience compared to the older generation. As well, many students will again encounter these creatures in the high school laboratory.

    Life Cycle of a Frog: Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

    Life Cycle of a Frog: Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

    by Teresa Coppens30

  • If you are looking for a great project for your students to create for Black History Month, look no further. This project is complete with ideas and a rubric for grading.

    Black History Month Project

    Black History Month Project

    by cardelean15

  • That little mark, so like the apostrophe in its looks causes some writers to NEVER use it. But, we need Mister Comma and he's here to tell you all about his wonderful job description - from the and's and the but's to the strange intricate sentences that change meanings without him. Mister Comma insists that you "don't be stupid".

    The Comma: Common Grammar Errors

    The Comma: Common Grammar Errors

    by Cynthia Calhoun53

  • Inclusive practice is a necessity for 21st-century classrooms. Inclusive education is not a detriment to academia. Rather, inclusion not only benefits the students with special needs on a social level, but also benefits general education students as well. Soon, this will be common practice for all.

    21st Century Education: Inclusion in the Classroom

    21st Century Education: Inclusion in the Classroom

    by JourneyHolm0

  • With the implementation of the Common Core Standards, you may be facing the prospect of teaching Shakespeare for the first time. Here are some exciting ideas for making it fun!

    Teaching Shakespeare the Fun Way

    Teaching Shakespeare the Fun Way

    by Sharilee Swaity28

  • A teacher portfolio should include a cover, table of contents, resume, teaching philosophy,and three letters of recommendation. Beyond these basic requirements, a teaching portfolio should include 10-15 different examples that help illustrate your teaching skills. Suggestions are given for items.

    What to Include in a Teacher Portfolio

    What to Include in a Teacher Portfolio

    by Jule Romans0

  • Grading writing assignments is one of the more time consuming and thankless tasks of teaching. These tips and techniques will help you power through your piles of papers faster!

    How to Grade Assignments Faster

    How to Grade Assignments Faster

    by Kymberly Fergusson12

  • Take a look at the A-Z of Biology. 26 of the most important terms in the field, with a brief explanation of each one. Complete with illustrations and instructional videos. Enjoy!

    The Biology ABC

    The Biology ABC

    by Rhys Baker3

  • This article provides unique rubric template that creates an easily quantifiable way to ensure that struggling students feel success while at the same time pushing successful students to achieve their potential. The Slide Rubric is an exceptional source of student motivation.

    Rubrics for Teachers: Differentiation & The Slide Rubric

    Rubrics for Teachers: Differentiation & The Slide Rubric

    by wayseeker18

  • Understanding the power of electricity we humans harness is necessary for the wise use and creation of this valuable resource. Many powerplants around the globe produce this resource for the massive consumption now experienced but often at great cost to the environment. Hopefully, a number of the young minds now exploring the basics of electricity will be the ones to develop technology that provides a clean, safe form of this resource humans value and consume so much.

    What is Electricity?:  Lesson Plan for High School Students

    What is Electricity?: Lesson Plan for High School Students

    by Teresa Coppens2

  • A teaching portfolio is not just a scrapbook. A good teaching portfolio is a collection of items that are carefully selected to demonstrate mastery of educational skills. The teaching portfolio is an ever-evolving showcase that can open doors to a great teaching career.

    What is a Teaching Portfolio?

    What is a Teaching Portfolio?

    by Jule Romans0

  • Investigating current electricity is a great hands on experience for kids to grasp the basic concepts of a resource so important to their daily lives. A circuit board makes the experience less frustrating and so much easier to demonstrate. With this circuit board it is possible to demonstrate series, parallel and a combination of both these circuits clearly and easily.

    How to Make a Circuit Board to Demonstrate Simple Electrical Circuits for Kids

    How to Make a Circuit Board to Demonstrate Simple Electrical Circuits for Kids

    by Teresa Coppens2

  • There are several fun classroom activities that will get children interested in growing plants and finding out more about them. Some of these activities were what first captured my imagination as a child, and are the reason I still love growing plants to this day. I hope this Hub will give any teachers or parents, reading it, some good ideas they can try out on their pupils or children. I promise you the kids love it.

    Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Kids in Growing Plants

    Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Kids in Growing Plants

    by Cindy Lawson78

  • Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).

    Writing Prompts for 1st Graders

    Writing Prompts for 1st Graders

    by Julia Shebel4

  • Helping a friend through the struggle of regaining self-esteem after failing an exam can be a daunting task. Success can be difficult and regaining the strength to persevere after failure can be hard. A number of strategies are provided which are helpful when you have a friend in need after exam failure.

    How to Encourage Someone After an Exam or Test Failure

    How to Encourage Someone After an Exam or Test Failure

    by Teresa Coppens5

  • Children are so interesting that it's easy to get distracted. This sample paper covers the questions you should be asking yourself before beginning your observation to keep you on track.

    Sample Observation Paper for Child Development

    Sample Observation Paper for Child Development

    by Kimberly Lake1

  • With effective strategies, English language learners can leave our classroom with an enriched, broader vocabulary bank every day. Here are 6 easy strategies teachers can apply in the classroom to expand their students' vocabulary and help them improve their English proficiency. Non-ELLs benefit too!

    6 Easy Classroom Strategies to Teach Vocabulary to English Language Learners

    6 Easy Classroom Strategies to Teach Vocabulary to English Language Learners

    by Geri McClymont2

  • Randomization techniques and strategies are a great way to keep all of your students focused and engaged in the topics you are covering in class. Randomization techniques in the classroom also improve content retention and classroom camaraderie. Includes a video with the author sharing the various teaching methods and strategies described in the article.

    Teaching Methods: Randomization Techniques in the Classroom, Includes Examples and Video

    Teaching Methods: Randomization Techniques in the Classroom, Includes Examples and Video

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares30

  • Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.

    How to Use the Outdoors to Teach Science

    How to Use the Outdoors to Teach Science

    by Rhys Baker16

  • Find a few tips on how to teach Roman numerals to children, along with some reasons why teaching Roman numerals to young children is a great idea. You will also find a refresher on Roman numerals.

    How to Teach Roman Numerals

    How to Teach Roman Numerals

    by Jason McBride0

  • Th could be hard or soft. It could also be initial, medial or final. But for young kids; you only teach the simple topics so as not to confuse and bore them.

    How to Teach Hard and Soft th to Young Kids

    How to Teach Hard and Soft th to Young Kids

    by Felisa Daskeo3

  • Oral Review can be a versatile and effective teaching/learning technique. Students retain more of what they learn through repetition and review.

    How to Effectively Use Oral Review Methods

    How to Effectively Use Oral Review Methods

    by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS2

  • What does it take to survive and thrive in one of the most demanding jobs in the world?

    The Effective  Teacher

    The Effective Teacher

    by Al Greenbaum0

  • Future education will incorporate wireless connections, social media, e-paper and e-books, and online classrooms. Teachers must integrate these technologies to engage their students. As pedagogy evolves, teachers must keep up with the fast-paced changes of a generation born online.

    21st Century Pedagogy: An Educator’s Guide for Teaching the Future

    21st Century Pedagogy: An Educator’s Guide for Teaching the Future

    by JourneyHolm1

  • Good handwriting is still an important skill. Whether it is you or your children who need to improve your penmanship, use this guide to learn dozens of activities and lessons that will allow you to write in a beautiful hand.

    Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting

    Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting

    by Evelyn Saenz182

  • What is the best way to write an effective lesson plan? How can you reduce time spent on lesson planning? Actually, there is no one answer to either of these questions, but this hub aims to give you some advice...

    How to Quickly Write an Effective Lesson Plan

    How to Quickly Write an Effective Lesson Plan

    by Rhys Baker4

  • This is a lesson plan in English with the objective of using the degrees of comparison of regular and irregular adjectives. It is intended as a resource plan for those who are teaching English or those who are preparing for a demonstration teaching.

    English Lesson Plan: Using the Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives

    English Lesson Plan: Using the Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives

    by lorenmurcia0

  • Great teachers bring happiness to their students. Alexander the Great said, “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”.

    Qualities of Great Teachers

    Qualities of Great Teachers

    by Stella Aligizaki8

  • Does a with-it teacher wear cool clothes and listen to the latest pop song hits? No. A with-it teacher is a teacher who is in control of his or her classroom and can deal with disruptive behavior without neglecting the rest of the class. Interested in developing with-it-ness? Discover these guidelines for becoming a with-it teacher.

    How to Be a With-It Teacher and Developing Withitness

    How to Be a With-It Teacher and Developing Withitness

    by Natasha18

  • The key to successful classroom instruction is to become an organized teacher. Planning and preparation leads to a better school learning environment for the teacher and student.

    How to Be an Organized Teacher

    How to Be an Organized Teacher

    by Dianna Mendez66

  • Faced with limited school budgets and overcrowded schools, many districts see floating as a cost-effective way to maximize the use of available space. This article is based on my experiences as a floating teacher and offers suggestions on how administrators can better equip floaters for success.

    How to Equip Floating Teachers for Successful Classroom Sharing

    How to Equip Floating Teachers for Successful Classroom Sharing

    by Geri McClymont0

  • Bertha Vazquez is a middle school teacher with a passion for teaching evolution. In 2015, she founded “The Institute for Evolutionary Science” with the support of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to help middle school teachers master the subject and inspire their students.

    Teachers Teaching Teachers How to Teach Evolution

    Teachers Teaching Teachers How to Teach Evolution

    by Catherine Giordano19

  • Creating a teaching portfolio does not have to be painful. Start by understanding the complex tasks that are required. Then, schedule in plenty of time to collect materials and assemble all the pieces. Leave plenty of room for multiple sessions so that you can complete each task with time to spare.

    Guide to Creating a Teacher Portfolio: Beginning the Process

    Guide to Creating a Teacher Portfolio: Beginning the Process

    by Jule Romans0

  • Here are five easy strategies you can begin to use immediately in your classroom to help your English language learners succeed. By using these strategies, you will see a gradual, notable improvement in your ELLs’ confidence, level of involvement and academic success in your classroom.

    5 Easy Classroom Strategies to Support English Language Learners

    5 Easy Classroom Strategies to Support English Language Learners

    by Geri McClymont4

  • One of the beauties of the English language is the diversity of the vocabulary available to it's users. It is also one of the things that can make English hard to get to grips with. Misused vocabulary can make even the most fluent speakers seem...

    Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners

    Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners

    by EmmaInIndia0

  • Teachers, parents and adult educators can use this page as a useful guide for kids to learn some fun Irish facts and information. Discover more about this island, too, for St. Patrick's Day.

    Fun Irish Facts and Information for Kids

    Fun Irish Facts and Information for Kids

    by Marie0

  • A pre and post test is a necessary teacher diagnostic tool for measuring the learning of EFL and other students. Teachers must remember to use this as a diagnostic instrument for improving learning.

    Function and Importance of Pre and Post Tests

    Function and Importance of Pre and Post Tests

    by Paul Richard Kuehn23

  • An experienced teacher shares the pros and cons of a career in education. Helpful for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher.

    The Pros and Cons of Being a Teacher

    The Pros and Cons of Being a Teacher

    by jwhitman21

  • DNA may be complicated, but it can still be understood by all. Look at some analogies, diagrams and science behind the molecule of life, DNA

    How to Explain DNA to Kids

    How to Explain DNA to Kids

    by Rhys Baker84

  • Playing games about the periodic table of elements can be not only educational but also great fun. Games can help students learn both in school and at home.

    Periodic Table Games for Education and Fun

    Periodic Table Games for Education and Fun

    by Linda Crampton50

  • Recently I had an interview for an online teaching job, and here are some of the questions I was asked. Increasingly, whether you've been training in distance ed or not, if you're a teacher, you may find yourself having to know more and more about how to facilitate e-learning

    Ten Sample Interview Questions for an Online Instructor

    Ten Sample Interview Questions for an Online Instructor

    by Rhonda Malomet0

  • If you’re interested in teaching at a community college, you should know what they look for. The requirements vary, but there are some basics that hopeful community college professors should know.

    Qualifications Needed to Teach at a Community College

    Qualifications Needed to Teach at a Community College

    by Katherine Sanger2

  • Introducing a Shakespeare to a group of teenagers or children can be a bit intimidating. Will they be put off by the archaic language and different setting? What resources should you use? One resource that is good to include is a movie. This article will help you decide how to use the movie most effectively as you teach Shakespeare.

    Teaching Shakespeare Through Film

    Teaching Shakespeare Through Film

    by Sharilee Swaity10

  • With teacher performance pay, otherwise known as teacher pay for performance and teacher merit pay, teacher salaries are in great part determined by their students’ performance as measured by standardized tests. Here are ten reasons why teacher performance pay is ineffective and should not be used.

    10 Reasons Why Teacher Pay for Performance is Ineffective

    10 Reasons Why Teacher Pay for Performance is Ineffective

    by Geri McClymont6

  • What is the best thing about being a teacher? No, it's not the summer holidays, although those are definitely a good benefit. Light bulb moments, relationships and the ability to learn every day, and more. These are the ten best things about being a teacher. The great things about teaching are not related to money or selfish pursuits.

    The Top Ten Best Things About Being a Teacher

    The Top Ten Best Things About Being a Teacher

    by Sharilee Swaity221

  • Every teacher knows that no matter how meticulously you plan your daily lessons, there may still be days when a few minutes remain in the period. Here is just one downtime game that you can use to foster observation and critical thinking skills, as well as a bit of entertainment for you and your students!

    Classroom Downtime Game: Who Has the Ball?

    Classroom Downtime Game: Who Has the Ball?

    by Madeline Madison3

  • Word games are great for increasing kids' vocabularies. Here are four choices for improving vocabulary: Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Word Up, and Balderdash. A useful article for teachers and parents.

    Four Fun Board Games for Improving Kids' Vocabularies

    Four Fun Board Games for Improving Kids' Vocabularies

    by Sharilee Swaity39

  • Comics for Shakespeare? It may sound far-fetched but graphic novels are a great way to introduce the Bard to visually oriented teens. Practical strategies and resource ideas.

    How to Use Shakespearean Graphic Novels

    How to Use Shakespearean Graphic Novels

    by Sharilee Swaity8

  • Need help with a College English Syllabus? See this sample for ideas you can copy. Includes Syllabus quiz.

    College English Syllabus Sample

    College English Syllabus Sample

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • Summarizing and paraphrasing are important everyday skills, that make studying and working much easier. These skills can be learned and improved upon with a little practice.

    How to Summarize and Paraphrase

    How to Summarize and Paraphrase

    by Kymberly Fergusson5

  • According to Anthony Clifford Grayling (1998) philosophy is the study of such fundamental problems as existence, reason, knowledge and mind among others.

    Does Philosophy Have Any Value for Kids?

    Does Philosophy Have Any Value for Kids?

    by Patrick0

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first article about home-schooling. My youngest son is now in the 5th grade, and I am still on the home-schooling train. Here are lessons learned.

    Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Homeschooling

    Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Homeschooling

    by Gina Welds Hulse3

  • Learn how to make glow in the dark bubbles, frozen bubbles, square bubbles, how to light bubbles on fire, and even how to hold bubbles in your hands.

    Bubble Science Experiments

    Bubble Science Experiments

    by Candace Bacon63

  • Teaching old dogs new tricks requires some patience, and an understanding of the difficulties that senior students face. Classes for seniors are also very rewarding - both for the teacher and the students!

    Difficulties and Rewards of Teaching Seniors

    Difficulties and Rewards of Teaching Seniors

    by Kymberly Fergusson5

  • It is always a challenge to discipline students as a Substitute Teacher. Using your training, common sense and these suggestions will help ensure that your day substituting in the classroom will be a successful one.

    How to Discipline Students as a Substitute Teacher

    How to Discipline Students as a Substitute Teacher

    by Claudia Mitchell55

  • A consistent and clear late submission policy can improve classroom morale, prevent arguments, and make dealing with the regular piles of marking much less stressful. If your school or co-teachers do not have a late work policy, make your teaching life easier - develop your own.

    Example Late Work Policies for Teachers

    Example Late Work Policies for Teachers

    by Kymberly Fergusson2

  • You will go through several steps as you compile your portfolio. Each step has many parts. Most steps will require serious thought and reflection. The more time you allow yourself to think, plan collect and revise, the better your portfolio will be. Just follow this guide, and you will succeed!

    How to Create a Teaching Portfolio

    How to Create a Teaching Portfolio

    by Jule Romans0

  • Are study skills important for success in school? Is success in school essential for success in life? And where does thinking come into all of this? These are important questions for teachers to ask.

    The Difference Between Studying and Learning

    The Difference Between Studying and Learning

    by Aya Katz30

  • Teaching English as a foreign language is a difficult career. These are some common teaching mistakes that esl teachers make that often prevent their students from learning. Learn these and teach yourself to be a better teacher.

    Teaching ESL: Common Mistakes That English Teachers Make

    Teaching ESL: Common Mistakes That English Teachers Make

    by Jeff Davis39

  • Need a getting started guide for Google Classroom? Help and support is on hand in this step-by-step tutorial for Google's new online learning platform for schools.

    Google Classroom Guide for Educators

    Google Classroom Guide for Educators

    by Jonathan Wylie84

  • Competition allows students to exploit their real capabilities and maximize their true potential. It is most productive when it occurs among students of similar abilities.

    The Value of Competition in the Classroom

    The Value of Competition in the Classroom

    by Joyette Fabien13

  • Easy and fun experiments with eggs. Grab a carton of eggs and try some egg-tremely cool science experiments like egg in a bottle and rubber eggs.

    Fun and Easy Egg Experiments for Kids

    Fun and Easy Egg Experiments for Kids

    by Candace Bacon82

  • Ice breakers are designed to help students get to know one another or introduce topics in a classroom. They help set the environment for positive learning.

    Challenging and Fun Classroom Ice Breakers

    Challenging and Fun Classroom Ice Breakers

    by Dianna Mendez48

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