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6 Nov 2017

Coaching 101: Asking Curious and Powerful Questions

By | November 6th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

One of the most important skills of a coach – think life coach, instructional coach, or leadership coach -  is asking curious and powerful questions.  Here are three tips to amplify your question asking and elevate your coaching skills – even if you are not a trained coach: Tip #1:  Start your questions with “what,” [...]

14 Jun 2017

Fun Summer Jobs for Teachers

By | June 14th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teachers, we know the summer supposed to be your time to relax. But if you find yourself getting stir crazy and you miss the excitement of work, we’ve got you covered. Here are five summer jobs that are perfect for teachers! 1. Camp Counselor This can be a great part-time or full-time summer position, depending [...]

7 Jun 2017

10 Summer Must-Do Activities

By | June 7th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Summer is the time where you can finally relax and unwind, at least for a little bit! Here is a list of 10 things that should be on your summer to-do list. Go on a Road Trip Now is the time to take that adventure you’ve always thought about. Whether it’s a full-fledged cross-country exploration [...]

31 May 2017

Name Brand Stores with Teacher Discounts

By | May 31st, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teachers, we know you work hard. Check out our list of retail stores that help support teachers by offering special discounts and promotions. All store discounts in the list have been verified! Banana Republic – 15% off full-priced purchases for both students and teachers, in stores only Barnes & Noble – Sign up for their [...]

3 May 2017

10 Tips for Student Engagement

By | May 3rd, 2017|Classroom Management, K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Keeping your students engaged in the classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher. Check out this great list on some ways you can help make this more effective*! Set the Stage - Atmosphere is critical in helping your students stay engaged. This can range from having colorful bulletin boards and a theme for [...]

8 Mar 2017

How to Write Good Test Questions

By | March 8th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Evaluating student performance through tests and assessments plays a large role in measuring student success. The information that educators gain from these help format methods of instruction and advance student learning. Tests and assessments typically fall into three categories: summative, benchmark, and formative. Once you identify and understand the testing category, you can then begin to write your [...]

8 Feb 2017

4 Time-Saving Grading Strategies

By | February 8th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s Sunday night and you can’t put off the looming pile of assignments you’ve got to grade before morning any longer. We’ve all been there. Grading papers and scoring tests isn’t the most exciting part of teaching, but the data and insight it provides is critical to the learning process. Here are four tips that [...]

1 Feb 2017

Finding a Balance with Work and Life

By | February 1st, 2017|K12, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teaching is a very demanding profession, requiring long hours spent reviewing coursework. Between creating lesson plans, grading tests, and reviewing papers, it seems that teachers never get a break. Not to mention the “normal” 40 hours a week they spend teaching in a classroom. It’s no secret that teachers are overworked and underappreciated. But do [...]

31 Aug 2016

14 Uplifting Read-Alouds for Tough Testing Days

By | August 31st, 2016|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Testing season can be stressful for students and their teachers! We asked teachers for their favorite positive, motivational, stress-reducing, hard-work-encouraging and just plain fun read-alouds for those bubble-test kinds of days. Here are 14 favorites. 1. An Awesome Book! by Dallas Clayton “This is just a really fun and colorful book about dreaming big for [...]

31 Aug 2016

Why Formative Assessments are Critical for Student Learning

By | August 31st, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It seems we spend a big chunk of the school year focused on summative assessments. From the big end-of-unit and end-of-semester tests to state standardized testing, this drive toward the final test can leave many educators feeling pressured to hurry through the curriculum to make sure they cover all of the material. Taking a moment [...]