Category: The first year

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Teacher fashion staples

If you read Monday’s post you know that with everyone around me creating clear the list pages on Amazon I decided to make lists of top education splurge items. My last post was office...

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Classroom supplies splurges

With all the hype around the “clear the list” Amazon movement just a few weeks ago I started to think about what my dream classroom would look like. I didn’t generate a list and...

Preparing for Open House 0

Preparing for Open House

Open house is different from parent/teacher conferences. During open house, a high school usually runs through the entire schedule allotting about ten minutes per class. Schools that run on an A/B schedule usually have...

Year Round School 0

Year Round School

The idea of year-round school is growing in popularity among politicians who believe it will help save our “failing schools.” Many districts have experimented with the year-round school model, which actually still maintains the...

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The key to success in teaching

The kids need to like you. It’s that simple. If students like you, then you have a chance at getting through to them academically. Students also need to know that you are the teacher;...

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Sample letters to parents

I always send parents an email on or before the first day of school so they know how to contact me and what to expect. As a new teacher you might be wondering what...