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 Tuesday – Procedures

May 26, 2009

Teachers need to have procedures in place for every single routine in the classroom. These procedures need to be communicated to the students. But they do not need to be written down anywhere. A procedure, quite simply, is a series of steps that [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Rules to Live By

May 19, 2009

Children do not learn important social skills, morals, or values unless they are taught them. These basic life skills and attitudes need to be transmitted to children in some way. When I first became a teacher, I didn’t think that it was part of [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Classroom Scrabble

May 5, 2009

The best board game ever invented, in my humble opinion, is Scrabble. One of the reasons I like Scrabble is that it challenges the mind and is not merely just a game of chance. I think I also have an affinity for the game since it has always been a [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Be Flexible

April 28, 2009

Teachers need to be prepared. I can’t emphasize this enough. I make sure that I draw up very detailed year plans and day plans.  I am very well organized in my classroom. Unfortunately all the planning and organizing can sometimes not be [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]
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