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Holding High Expectations
posted by: Alix | September 19, 2012, 02:34 pm   

 

It appears that everywhere you turn people have been talking about having high expectations in your classroom.  It’s no wonder, either.  The benefits of having high expectations have been known for decades, going back to Harvard Professor Robert Rosenthal.  Rosenthal found that when teachers expected students to dramatically increase their IQ, students did.

 
It’s Not Too Early to Think About Professional Development…
posted by: Alix | September 12, 2012, 03:02 pm   

Yes, you may still be settling into the classroom and struggling with teaching routines, but you still need to earn professional development credits. Webinars are a great way to earn those credits because they don't require travel and can be done from the ease of your home. Also, with so many groups hosting webinars, it's easy to find training for the particular area that you need. Below, I've listed some webinars occurring in the next month that I think are worth checking out.
 
Collaborating as Educators
posted by: Alix | September 05, 2012, 03:30 pm   

Teaching has often been characterized as an isolated profession. For centuries it was one teacher in one building or one classroom. Even when we have a team to work with, we often find ourselves isolated from other teachers and disconnected from the families of our students. It's well-known that the isolated nature of teaching is one of its weakest points and discourages talented individuals from considering a career in teaching.
 
Eight Ways to Make Your Classroom Innovative
posted by: Alix | August 29, 2012, 12:13 pm   

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ― William Arthur Ward
 
National Survey Highlights State of Student Drug Use
posted by: Alix | August 27, 2012, 11:26 am   


According to a new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, drugs are more accessible to students in high school than ever before. The results of the survey were garnered by asking questions to 1,003 teens throughout the United States. Participants were asked about their school, substance use, access to illegal drugs, and social media use in order to yield a snapshot of student drug use across the country.

 
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