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Have you tried to teach using a “flipped” classroom?

I’ve recently learned about the “flipped classroom” teaching strategy.  It’s used both as a way to teach English to Chinese students and in magnet schools to better prepare students for … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why are kids bored at school and feel “entitled?”

“Using technology as a “Free babysitting service” is, in fact, not free at all. The payment is waiting for you just around the corner.  We pay with our kids’ nervous … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Should we prepare a preschooler to read?

Absolutely!  For years we teachers have begged parents to read and ask comprehension questions of their preschool children!  There’s no doubt that a child who is prepared either from a … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why you should buy STEM/Educational toys?

Are you a parent who is really trying to enrich your child’s intellectual capabilities?  Do you want to increase their STEM skills?  Do you also want to heighten their curiosity … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are you a David in a world of Goliaths in your school system?

It’s near the end of your year with your students and you’re emotionally and probably physically exhausted!  I truly understand.  I know you feel like a David constantly fighting battles … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why do parents fear that using technology makes kids fat, dumb, and mean?

Apparently, watching TV isn’t what causes children to get fat.  It’s the food advertisements that make them want to eat!  So what do you do?  Discuss how these food advertisements … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

52 Mistakes We Make in Schools Every Day and Every Year

Insanity in Education?  If you’ve taught for 5 years or more, I know you’ll agree with this list of mistakes schools and school districts make every year, almost everywhere.  We’ve … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

50 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers

The population is using Google Chrome more and more each day, giving Explorer a run for their money so to speak. Teachthought.com, has just summarized 50 of the best Chrome … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Should teachers have their children opt-out?

Now here’s a thought and controversial topic.  Weareteachers.com recently asked their followers if teachers could or should have their own children NOT take the yearly standardized tests?  Their responses from … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

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