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Get a handle on your to-do’s by using this teacher’s planner.
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We love these brain breaks: http://edut.to/1BCEXt4.
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Congrats, you just hit the formative assessment jackpot: http://edut.to/1EOrHyL.
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This comes in handy just now.
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Just in time for the Oscars.
Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.
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Great ideas in this article.
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Read why this admin chose to drastically change his school's structure: http://edut.to/1JqmaEI.
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“Who had a fabulous struggle today?”
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Oh yes
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Give back by volunteering. It will help in many ways.
1. You see a side of life you wouldn't normally see,
2. You can try out career options
3. Promotes self growth and confidence
4. You WILL make a difference

oh yeah...put down the phone and talk to people
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“I have found that the notion of developing a growth mindset is as equally applicable to staff and teacher performance as it is to students.” http://edut.to/1DWAkdy
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I did a lesson on fixed and growth mindset with year 6 students today 😃
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“This model for behavior and emotional engagement incentivizes students to self-assess and reflect, choosing options that are socially rewarding.” http://edut.to/1zbk8xp
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You don't have a point, except for fact that so much bullying starts and then escalates in classroom settings. At that one has to wonder? At what age do you think children actually transformed themselves into bullies? Just saying. Then at what point in their mean miserable selves transform back. Choices?
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6 must-do workouts for your brain.
Strengthen your students' conscious processing of information with techniques like repetition, gamification, visualization, emphasizing relevance, and peer teaching.
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Some great tips here - thanks for sharing!
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“Teaching these students pushed me to be a better educator and a more compassionate person.”
Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.
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Agreed, +Kyle Richhart - patience is key! I actually repeat to my students "I'm super patient. I super super patient." At times, I am probably saying it more for myself.

I enjoyed reading Josh's 5 tips and especially appreciate #4 - Take it personally (In a Good Way). Instead responding negatively when a student acts out, we best serve our students when we try to focus on "why" they may be having a tough day.
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We’re seriously in awe of this clever idea.
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.
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My English classes had some of the "worst" students.  I played poetic music at the start of each period.  Students drew or wrote personal reflections.  Volunteers shared.  It was amazing.
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