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Overcoming Classroom Challenges

Overcoming Classroom Challenges

What are some of your biggest challenges this school year? Chances are that other teachers may be facing similar issues. During the December 2015 #TeachChat on Twitter, Really Good Teachers from around the world commented on what’s challenging them this year and gave tips for helping others. While not all classrooms or children are the
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#TeachChat : Math Madness

#TeachChat : Math Madness

  Take your students’ love for math to the next level with fun game ideas, helpful resources, and teacher-tested math strategies from Really Good Teachers around the world. During the November 11th, #TeachChat on Twitter, new and experienced teachers shared their words of wisdom about math instruction and engagement.  Read through the transcript below to
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How to Get Parents Invested in Conferences

How to Get Parents Invested in Conferences

  It’s that time of the year again. The time when teachers around the country wait anxiously to meet the families of their students and share with them their child’s progress. Parent-Teacher conference time may be a hectic, busy time of the year, but it’s essential for building that relationship between school and home. When
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Managing Chatty Classrooms

Managing Chatty Classrooms

  Great discussions are important for learning, but excess and off-topic chatter can be distracting for little learners.  Veteran teachers will tell you that sometimes controlling that extra chatter can be challenging. That’s why we brought the topic of talkers to the Really Good Teachers of #TeachChat.  Find out what advice they gave and how
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How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 19th, Really Good Teachers from across the country shared their thoughts and ideas about how much is too much when it comes to classroom decorating.  With the beginning of the school year here, it’s important to remember that the classroom’s decor should serve the needs of the students first
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Classroom Organization Tips and Tricks

Classroom Organization Tips and Tricks

During the July 2015 #TeachChat, we discussed tips and tricks for classroom organization.  Really Good Teachers from around the country chimed in with their best advice, lessons learned, and thoughts about the topic.  Read their insight below in the transcript of the chat.


Encouraging Learning Outside the Classroom

Encouraging Learning Outside the Classroom

  Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.  The tips and tricks from the Really Good Teachers in #TeachChat  on June 10th, 2015 showed how teachers can encourage students to explore their interests. With a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of heart, a teacher’s influence can stretch far beyond the classroom walls. 
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Easing Testing Anxiety

Easing Testing Anxiety

During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, April 8th, Really Good Teachers from around the country talked about ways to ease testing anxiety in their students.  While they would all probably rather not have testing to worry about at all, their clever and insightful ideas about reducing testing stress demonstrated their dedication to their students.  If you’re
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TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies

TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies

  What makes a reading strategy effective?  Learn what other teachers and special guests from Astute Hoot have to say when they weighed in during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.  Ideas, strategies, and tools to enhance students’ understanding and experience were all part of the discussion. 


Is a Flipped Classroom Right for You?

Is a Flipped Classroom Right for You?

  Flipped classrooms are most commonly associated with upper middle school and high school grades, but could they work in your elementary classroom?  During the #TeachChat on January 21, 2015, Really Good Teachers from across the country talked not only about what flipped classrooms are, but how they might (or might not!) work in their
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