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Cultivate a Culture of Integrity in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Toward the end of my last methods of teaching class for my bachelor’s degree, the professor delivered a lecture on community expectations for teachers. During this lecture, she reinforced what many of us already knew: Teachers are expected … Continue reading

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The Parent-Teacher Connection: Nine Strategies for Building Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Connecting with parents and creating positive relationships with them is definitely one of the top priorities for ensuring a successful school year. There are many ways to make these connections. When you show … Continue reading

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Special Needs

By Andrew Hawk Pull-out teaching models are falling out of use whether we agree or disagree with the change. Every year, federal and state departments of education raise the amount of time special education students are expected to spend in general … Continue reading

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Is It Winter Break Yet?

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Transforming our classrooms into winter wonderlands for the month of December spreads good cheer and sets the mood for the upcoming holiday festivities. It can also spark the onset of so much excitement … Continue reading

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Making the Grade: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Grading

By Andrew Hawk For a classroom to function properly, the teacher has to have effective systems in place to complete daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks. Long- and short-term lesson planning often get lots of attention. However, the importance of … Continue reading

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