Category Archives for for New Teachers

What to Do When Your Students Are Out to Make You Miserable

Dear First-Year Teacher, If you’re frustrated & confused, wondering why your kids are treating you like dirt, let me tell you that you’re not alone. A first-year teacher recently posted a question in our Christian Teachers’ Lounge Facebook group that brought me right back to my early teaching days of “what on earth am I […]

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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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