Category Archives for Teaching

What to Do When Things Get Crazy

Few people understand the word busy better than teachers. There is always so much to do and so little time to do it. (I wrote about this in a previous post: Do you feel too busy to pray?) And when we do get to our planning times, inevitably something else comes up. A student needs […]

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Victim or Victor (the hard choice when your student faces health or academic challenges)

For some students, school is a breeze, and life is a bowl of cherries. Others, however, face grave challenges. Some have major health issues even at a young age. Others deal with difficult family situations or have learning disorders. As a teacher, I had many students who experienced various challenges, but there was sometimes a […]

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5 Simple Documents to Help Your Year Start Smoothly

The first week of school sets the tone for the entire year, and the more prepared you are, the better. You will not regret spending time during the summer to have all your ducks in a row. One aspect of preparation involves handouts and other class documents. Here are five documents I use to help […]

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Yes, You Can Challenge Your Brightest Students

Bright students need to be challenged

Who were the brightest, most capable students you’ve ever taught? Can you picture them? Now think about what they did in your class. Were they sufficiently challenged, or did they spend most of their time waiting for the rest of the class to understand concepts they grasped almost immediately? While we teachers tend to focus […]

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