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Class Management

Meet the Parents: Navigating Tricky Waters

Most parents are rational, reasonable, and respectful, but it’s those high maintenance ones that every teacher dreads. And the situation seems to be worsening each year.

The End of Discipline in the Classroom

Sure, kids will still act out, and we’ll offer practical tips on how to deal with that, but the current thinking on discipline is preemptive, rather than reactive. Change how ...

The Case for Fido in the Classroom

When law student Michelle Woolfrey was 16, a rare brain condition led to severe visual impairment and sight loss. For the first year or so, she walked with a cane, but ...

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 ...