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Class Management

Budgeting for Classroom Supplies

It’s time to start prepping the classroom—and to spend money. A US Department of Education survey in 2018 revealed that 94% of teachers spend an average $479 USD

Suspending Suspensions

Briana Robinson is no big fan of suspension as a disciplinary tool. “They come to school to learn and I want them to be in school as much as possible. When a student is ...

Learning with Podcasts

Podcasts are increasingly popular: One-third of Americans say they’ve listened to one in the past month, according to Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report. Educators ...

The Unique Needs of Gifted Students

Teaching gifted learners doesn’t excite everyone. Resources for these students can be sparse. Assessments may take years to schedule, and even then, not all educators agree on ...

Movement in the Classroom

After teaching at an alternative middle school for the past four years, the one thing I constantly hear from new students is, “we can move around in your room and not get in ...

Preventing the Summer Slide

Summer vacation brings a certain amount of relief and anxiety. Everyone looks forward to the break, but the absence of classes can create the possibility that students will ...