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6 Ways to Build Rapport with Struggling Students: An Interview with a C- Student Who's Now a Professional Portrait Artist

Build Rapport with Struggling Students

Sometimes the student who doesn’t seem to care is actually just frustrated. This is one of my favorite takeaways from my interview with portrait artist Jon Kardamis. To say that Jon struggled in high school would be putting it mildly. History, math, and English just did not come easily to him. But he loved art. […]

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5 Easy Accommodations for Special Ed or Struggling Learners

5 Easy Accomodations

Thanks to Alexx Seipp, Customer Experience Manager here at Teach 4 the Heart and creator of Genius Fishes for contributing this article. Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. Differentiation, universal design for learning, accommodations, and modifications are huge buzzwords in teaching right now.Many districts are moving away from special education classes and putting […]

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4 Questions to Know When to Give Grace as a Teacher

When to give grace

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. One of biggest challenges in teaching is finding the right balance between grace and consequences. Most of us tend to lean more to one side than the other. Some tend to be strong on consequences to the point that they are afraid to show mercy when it’s […]

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How to Take Care of Yourself in the Midst of Teaching Chaos

Take Care of Yourself in the midst of Teaching Chaos

Do you need a break?Do you find yourself daydreaming of a cruise to a tropical island or a weekend retreat in the mountains?Of course, this is a fantasy because you are so busy that taking a bubble bath by candlelight seems like a decadent indulgence! Sigh.Let’s be honest, there is no busy like teacher-busy.In life, […]

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What It’s Like to Teach Online

What it's like to teach online

“My son and daughter are thriving at this school.”   “I got bullied so bad at my last school, and I like this new environment.” “My teachers really care about me here.” “I love being part of this work family.  I appreciate the flexibility and feel supported by the administrators.” These are the kind of […]

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

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. 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 […]

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