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Building Literacy in Social Studies

One of the issues I kept coming back to during my student teaching was the place of social studies in standardized testing.  Obviously social studies is one of the core four subject areas, but holds the odd distinction of not … Continue reading

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The World is Flat, Education is Not: 5 Ways to Use Technology in the Class

Hello again.  I recently finished reading the book “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman (I know, I’m late to the show) which is a brief history of the 21st Century.  In the book, Friedman talks about the evolution of … Continue reading

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Effective Assessment Review

Mid-term exams for my classes were just last week, and one of the things I was most concerned with was properly reviewing the material learned so far this year.  About a week and a half or two weeks before the … Continue reading

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Consistency Wins Out

Routine, routine, routine.  This was something that I wanted to implement in my classroom during my student teaching experience as a way to set some classroom rules and expectations.  With my students, a couple of the big issues in our … Continue reading

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Expanding the Network

Last week, our school had a teacher institute day, which I used as a time to assemble all of the student teachers in our building and have a “round desk” discussion.  This happened with the help of a colleague of … Continue reading

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How Can I Help You?

I am now beyond the midway point of my student teaching experience, and so far everything has been really good, very positive, and extremely helpful in my quest to become a teacher.  One of the things though that has been … Continue reading

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Incentive Based Classroom Management

One of the pressing issues on my mind when I started my student teaching experience was effective classroom management.  How would I get the students to sit and listen while not going crazy and throwing tomatoes at the front of … Continue reading

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