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Life Lessons

In the field of education, the notion of “life-long learning” is valued as a highly desired quality for teachers.  In most preservice programs,  teacher education centers around the history of education and how it is ever evolving, educational trends and how things are changing, and the connection between learning theories and instructional practices.   252 more words

Classroom Management

Misconceptions About Classroom Management

Like most teachers I have always thought that when one talks about classroom management, of course you’re talking about discipline and order in the classroom. After all, a well-managed classroom should be composed of students who are behaving well and a classroom that is orderly. 620 more words

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11 Tips for Motivating Students to Read

Here’s a wonderful YouTube presentation from Dr. Andy Johnson, that gives some excellent ideas  about how to motivate students to read!  It doesn’t talk about how to teach reading skills.   42 more words

Classroom Management

Common Sense and then I Ramble for Too Long

I was a good students according to commonsense. Excluding one schoolyard fight in which I “threw Alex into a tree” because we had just found out the Dumbledore was gay and they were making fun of my love for Harry Potter by assuming that I should be ashamed of this fact, I was never really in trouble. 684 more words

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Happy Teacher...Happy Students; Happy Students...Happy Teacher!

All teachers know that teaching is both a rewarding and challenging career.  Being responsible for the development of growing minds is a huge responsibility.

It’s an all consuming job which requires teachers to be ‘on their game’ every minute of the day. 431 more words


UPDATE: Tricks for staying in the TL: Hole Punching for Questions and Answers

About a month ago, I wrote a post about using hole punches to encourage students to speak more in the target language (TL).  You can view that post… 327 more words