Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

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September 20, 2011
Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders

There's not a day that goes by that I don't wish I would have done something differently, asked more probing questions of my students, delivered a lesson with more flare. It is our willingness to admit our shortcomings and our drive to continue to learn and grow that makes us successful educators. Twenty of...
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How Self Esteem Can Be More Powerful Than Bullies

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September 18, 2011

Dr. Bill Page would rather teach than do just about anything else any day of the week. “During my career I was an educator and administrator in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college, for 33 years,” Page said. “During that time I enjoyed serving as a Boy and Cub Scout master,...
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Substitute Teacher Evaluation

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September 11, 2011

As the school year gets underway, many of you will be working as substitute teachers for various districts.  As a sub, you have the opportunity to visit several schools, learn from seasoned teachers, and leave impressions on principals and members of hiring committees. It is important to treat every subbing job as an interview....
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Classroom Chic from Jillian Harris

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September 8, 2011
Classroom Chic from Jillian Harris

Remember Jillian, the interior designer contestant on the Bachelor?  It's okay, I won't tell anyone. Just take a few minutes to check out her ideas for fresh classroom design. They're all simple and easily adaptable. You also might think I’m crazy to believe a classroom could be chic but I’m out to prove you...
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SMART Board Lessons

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August 28, 2011

We can't reinvent the wheel all of the time.  There is a wealth of amazing lesson plans out there that you can use as is, or as I like to do, edit to tailor to your exact needs. Search these sites when preparing a lesson for an interview -- even if the district you...
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