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How is Your School Year Going?

How is Your School Year Going?

The middle of the school year can be a tough time!  Between the holidays, parent teacher conferences, assemblies, performances, testing, and more, it’s hard to find time to breathe.  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, December 10th, we asked teachers what has been the most challenging this year, the most surprising, and then we asked what
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The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom

The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom

Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad.  It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school in every country.  Kindness and respect lead to learning, while bullying, whether intentional or not, and criticism lead to anything but a productive learning environment.


Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Digital or ePortfolios are an amazing way to excite students’ curiosity, learning, and reflection.  They offer limitless possibilities for demonstrating growth and mastery across all subject areas and grades.  Whether using them as a platform for students to explain the problem solving process for a complicated math equation or as a way to show the
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#TeachChat Archive – Open Mic Night

#TeachChat Archive – Open Mic Night

The #TeachChat on October 1, 2014 was an Open Mic Night that brought in questions about spelling word card storage, parent-teacher communication, tracking completed standards, and more!  Read through the script below to get some great ideas about how to increase your productivity and make learning more fun for you and your students.  To read the
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10 Tips for Controlling Classroom Clutter

10 Tips for Controlling Classroom Clutter

Can you imagine a classroom without clutter?  What if everything was in its place and easy to access?  Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, we talked with our Really Good Teachers about controlling clutter in the classroom.  The ideas were practical, easy to implement, and teacher-tested.  Discover
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Tips for Making It a Great School Year

Tips for Making It a Great School Year

This is a challenging time of year for teachers.  Despite the excitement about a new school year and a new group of students, there is much to be done.  Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of back-to-school planning and preparing, the element of fun can get lost.  During #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, we
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Children’s Literature Suggestions for Teachers

Children’s Literature Suggestions for Teachers

Really Good Teachers have the best suggestions for children’s literature.  After all, knowing what will excite students and ignite their love for reading is key to being a successful educator.  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, we asked teachers from across the country to share their favorite children’s literature titles with us.  Read
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#TeachChat Open Mic Night – July 9, 2014

#TeachChat Open Mic Night – July 9, 2014

When it is an Open Mic Night at #TeachChat, you just never know what teachers are going to ask.  From technology suggestions to behavior management to class birthday ideas, Open Mic Night brings out the best in Really Good Teachers.  The chat from July 9th, 2014 was no different and was filled with great suggestions.
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Getting Ready for the New School Year

Getting Ready for the New School Year

After a few weeks of summer vacation, the minds of Really Good Teachers start drifting to thoughts of back to school.  While in no hurry to rush the summer, the necessary planning and preparations soon find their way back into a teacher’s daily routine.  When we talked our #TeachChat teachers on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, they
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Using Social Media in the Classroom

Using Social Media in the Classroom

What do ClassDojo, Twitter, WordPress, and Skype all have in common?  They were mentioned by the Really Good Teachers who joined us for #TeachChat on June 11, 2014.  Read below to discover some great new ways to use social media in the classroom and then join us on Wednesday, June 25th for our next #TeachChat
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