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Hundreds of great teaching tips, lessons, and inspiration from my classroom to yours. Browse the archive page to find something you can use in your teaching practice or scroll down to see all of the posts. [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Seating Plan

April 14, 2009

I want to keep this edition of Teaching Tip Tuesday fairly short. I think teachers should be helping each other by sharing what works with them and their classrooms. I hope you have found my past columns here helpful. Please email me or leave a [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Squads

April 7, 2009

When I was in Boy Scouts, there were about 25 youth members in our group. Within this large group, there were five smaller groups called Patrols. Each patrol got to choose a name and a crest that identified them. This crest was then sewn onto our [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Tribes

March 31, 2009

Students need to learn how to work cooperatively, how to treat each other with respect, and how to listen attentively. These are life skills that are absolutely essential to have. Yet these skills are not addressed in the Ministry of Education’s [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Character Education

March 24, 2009

A huge part of teaching lies outside of the curriculum. Teachers cannot simply teach the basics; math, science, social studies, English, etc. We need to teach the students how to work together cooperatively, how to follow routines and procedures, [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Long Range Plans

March 10, 2009

My first teaching assignment was at a school that had four classes per each grade. We collaborated on our long range plans, and basically inherited the plan from the year before. When I left that school for a smaller community school, I really [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Supply Plans

March 3, 2009

Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesdays! It is my goal here to share my best practices so that other teachers can benefit from my experience. I hope that you are finding this ongoing series helpful. If you have any ideas, comments, or questions, I would [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Keep it at School

February 24, 2009

Teaching is a demanding job that can eat up every waking hour of your life. Whenever you are not in the classroom, you are thinking about it. Whenever you see a pile of junk that most people would just throw away, you automatically see how you could [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Day Plans

February 17, 2009

I remember when I first started supply teaching. I would go into the classroom in the morning and try to figure out what work the teacher had left for me. I would often find a weekly agenda page with the date written down on it. Under each block of [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Take a Number

February 10, 2009

Welcome to the first edition of Teaching Tip Tuesday. Today I want to share with you a small tip that I am so glad to have come across in my first year of teaching. I have used it ever year since and will continue to do so. It may seem overly [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday

February 3, 2009

Writers love alliteration, don’t they? I know that I do. That’s why I can’t think of a better reason than to start this new weekly series. I’ve actually been thinking about this for some time now. I know that my readership doesn’t consist [Keep Reading]
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