3 Helpful Tips for Teachers to Diffuse Tension in Angry Parents

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Tweet With parent conferences just around the corner for many schools, we thought this would be a timely article for you.  Enjoy!  ~EMP Being a teacher comes with many responsibilities, among them the task of dealing with unhappy parents. While many parents are willing to bend over backwards and work with the teacher to help […]

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How to Inspire and Educate Students

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Tweet It’s important to take the time, now and again to refresh your classroom and give yourself the chance to be inspired so that you can be inspiring to your students.  That’s the motto around here!   Today, guest blogger, Nancy Parker, gives a few ideas to do just that!  ~EMP Many teachers wish to inspire […]

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Excite Young Writers with Blogging

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Tweet Blogging is a form of writing and for young writers, AKA our students, it can be an exciting venue to express their thoughts and complete assignments! I experimented with student blogging at the end of last year in June.  Yes, it was the last month of school and I went ahead with the plan.  […]

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5 Tips for Engaging Students in Creative Writing

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Tweet Upper elementary, middle and high school writing teachers will enjoy today’s guest post.  Jot down some ideas, try them out and let us know how they go! ~EMP Creative writing can be a fantastic way to improve students’ communications skills. Most students have an innate desire to create, and everyone benefits when teachers tap […]

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Motivational Ideas On How To Boost A Child’s Passion For Learning Throughout The Entire School Year

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Tweet Here are some great ideas to mill around your head now and throughout the year.  Consider how they can be adapted to your own classroom and teaching situation and please add comments to share your ideas.  ~EMP As the start of the school year arrives, students fly through the classroom doors unsure of what […]

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Helping Your Home-Schooled Child Make the Transition to College

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Tweet Today’s guest post focuses on home-schooled children and what their teachers can do to make sure they are ready for college.  The introduction touches on some interesting research.  I wonder if all educators can learn something from the innate home-schooling model and apply it to other aspects of education.  Please enjoy today’s post and […]

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My Summer Projects

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Tweet I know the end of the summer is not here, but it sure feels like it!  The commercials on TV are all about back to school.  I’m getting emails from my principal and our school’s secretary about class lists and sending letters home to parents.  And, to top it off, I’m starting to feel […]

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Anyone Who Thinks Teachers Don’t Do Anything During the Summer, is Just Plain Silly!

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Tweet That’s my post… Please add your comments.  😉 ~EMP

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Connect with Other Teachers!

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Tweet Connecting with other educators is probably the best way to grow yourself as an educator.  I’m not just talking about meeting with other educators, but connecting with them.  When we are in a staff meeting or enrolled in a class or workshop, we are usually just meeting.  When we sit around a table and […]

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