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How to Make Homework Valuable & Hold Students Accountable

how teachers can manage homework, make homework valuable, and hold students accountable for homework

Click here for more information about the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast I stared in amazement and more than a bit of frustration at the crumpled, ripped half sheet of computer paper with 10 random answer scrawled on it. This was “Greg’s” homework. Or rather, it was supposed to be. At least Greg had turned something in, […]

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How to Deal With a Difficult Administrator

how teacher can respond to difficult administrator or principal

You may have thought that your administrator has it in for you, but have you ever had an administrator who’s literally out to get you? As in, actually trying to kill you? Well, that’s what “Carl” was dealing with. He had been nothing but loyal, dedicated, and passionate. But his administrator became jealous and started plotting […]

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Simple Solutions to Track Missing Work: End the Missing Work Confusion

Tracking & collecting missing work may just be the bane of many teachers’ existence. It can be so hard to keep everything straight & incredibly frustrating trying to hound students to get it turned in. Aside from simply throwing zero’s in the gradebook and moving on, there’s no simple solution. But I do have some tried-and-true […]

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