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How to Motivate Students with Effective Praise

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW

Motivating students can be a challenging part of the work we do in schools. Kids often report not liking school, and when asked what they do enjoy, they often answer with video games or some other form of screen technology. 1,193 more words

Counselor's Corner

Why I Allow Corrections on Student Work

Although many of my educational philosophies are unique (and often unpopular, though not without sound research to back them up), this one is a bit more mainstream: corrections. 968 more words


Games in the Elementary Music Classroom

My students love to play games. No matter what else I may have for them to do on a given day, as soon as I mention that we will be playing a game that day, they all smile and get excited. 971 more words

Music Education

The Importance of Homework in the Adult Classroom, and How to Get Them to Do It.

Given that a typical language course would take place over 9 or 10 months, it can be difficult or even impossible to pack all of the necessary knowledge into your lessons. 1,108 more words

Tips For Teachers

Making the Transition

If you have read much of what I have written, you have probably read me stating that our definition of recreational and competitive archers is that recreational archers are motivated by fun alone. 898 more words

For All Coaches

It's been awhile...

Yup, this blog has been dormant for a season. I am coming to the end of a one year sabbatical. It has been a time of self -reflecting,  healing, and refreshment. 95 more words