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How Teachers Can Stay Motivated and Overcome the Mid-Semester Slump

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Scott Sterling

When you hit these mid-semester doldrums, the trick is to find ways to motivate yourself rather than needing something exciting or positive to happen in order to reenergize. Here’s four ideas to get started.

[Teacher Tips] Using Simple Persuasion Techniques to Improve Your Relationships with Colleagues, Students, and Parents

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Regina Waddell

There's an art to persuasion - and mastering it can be a huge help to educators. Here's six strategies to make working with colleagues, students, and parents more effective.

What Teachers Can Do Now to Boost Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

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Scott Sterling

Research continues to illuminate the short- and long-term benefits of improved social and emotional learning (SEL), and there are no shortage of steps individual teachers can immediately take to improve the SEL in their own classroom.

Kinesthetic, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Oh My! What Are Learning Modalities and How Can You Incorporate Them in the Classroom?

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Madison Michell

In education, learning modalities (also known as learning styles) are defined as the ways in which students use their senses throughout the learning process to acquire new skills. Let’s take a closer look at what some of the research and commentary on this topic says to determine how much value can be gained by weaving these styles into your instruction.

[Classroom Management] How to Motivate and Influence Your Students with Neuromarketing-Based Strategies

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Regina Waddell

Put these five neuromarketing-based strategies to work in your classroom and start tapping into the learning potential of your students' subconscious minds!

[Teacher Tips] Four Ways to Maintain Your Sanity & Work-Life Balance During the School Year

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Scott Sterling

For all of its joys, teaching comes with no shortage of stress. Here are four ideas to help you maintain the balance between the classroom and your life outside of teaching in the short and long term.

[Classroom Management] The Power of Behavioral Narration

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Madison Michell

Behavior narration is all about treating positive classroom behavior as an expectation instead of a goal, and using the positive actions you see students engage in as a model to encourage more of the same. Here, we're breaking down how and why this technique works.

How Teachers Can Establish Effective Classroom Culture from the First Day

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Scott Sterling

The start of the school year is critical for establishing effective processes and behavior norms in your classroom. Here are five tips for teachers to build those systems from day one.

Top 10 First Day of School Tips for Teachers

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Sarah Cornelius

The big day is nearly here! Take a breath and calm those back-to-school jitters with these 10 simple tips for a successful first day of class!

10 Tips for Navigating IEP Meetings for the General Education Elementary Teacher

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McKenna Wierman

Individualized Education Program meetings, or IEP meetings, represent a key step in a larger, more complex process to address a child’s unique learning needs, and general education teachers are an essential part of the IEP team.

4 Student Rewards That Encourage Intrinsic Motivation – And Don’t Cost a Thing

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Scott Sterling

Positive recognition is essential in establishing a harmonious and productive classroom culture. Check out these ideas for student-centered rewards that only require the investment of a little time.

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