Category Archives for for New Teachers

The Best Way to Teach Students to Add Integers (Guaranteed!)

I don’t have to tell you how important it is that students master the skills of adding and subtracting integers. These skills are so fundamental to all of algebra, and if they struggle here, they will likely get more and more frustrated in the coming months and years. Fortunately, there’s a super-easy way to teach […]

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3 Ways to Add Movement to the Classroom

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So thankful to feature this guest post by Jenn Larson from The Teacher Next Door. The research on adding movement in the classroom is clear. Not only does movement increase student learning, enhances concentration, boosts on-task behavior, and improves student attitudes, but it also decreases stress levels, while increasing happiness levels. Kind of makes you want […]

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10 Classroom Procedures that Will Save Your Sanity

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Click here to find out more about the Teach 4 the Heart podcast. The difference between a good procedure and a bad procedure is the difference between “everything is running fairly smoothly” and “this is driving me nuts. I’m gonna’ pull my hair out.” Sometimes it’s easy to think of a procedure, and other times, […]

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The Best (& Easiest) Way to Find Encouragement, Inspiration, & Solutions

The best way for teachers to find encouragement, inspiration & solutions

If you’re trying to figure out teaching all by yourself, chances are you’re struggling. Maybe your school doesn’t have a great support system and your colleagues aren’t exactly the encouraging type. But that doesn’t mean you should go it alone. When you’re confused, discouraged, or just don’t know what to do about a particular issue, […]

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