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Jae Holt
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Communication and Teaching: Dealing with Challenges
You've prepared for your assignment as best you could and
piled your bag of tricks full of useful stuff to help keep students on track.
You've utilized every method possible to help students stay focused or return
to the task at hand. But you are still expe...
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Communication and Teaching: In the Classroom
So you made it to your assignment early and you had enough time to get to know your surroundings. You got this, right? Well, yes you do…until you don’t. Which means once class has started, what are you going to do to keep students engaged and cooperative? I...
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Communication and teaching: Arriving Prepared
In an earlier post , I discussed how a substitute’s day
isn’t always “typical.” However, arriving early and being prepared for your
assignment will help you have as typical a day as possible. Here are a few tips
for arriving early and what to bring with you...
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Communication and Teaching: A Substitute's Typical Day
So what is a substitute’s typical day like? The answer is
simple: there isn’t one. A day may start like this. You wake up and get a call
from the sub system or directly from a school. You accept the assignment, get
ready for your day, and show up to your as...
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Communication and Teaching: Why be a Substitute Teacher?
When students first discover there is a sub in their classroom, one of two reactions occur: “Oh, no, a substitute,” or “Oh yeah, a substitute!” Yet both reactions usually point to the same student expectation – the class is going to be…different. via Clipar...
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Communication and Meaning: Not All Words Are Bad
This is a ninja (clipartion.com) I really enjoy substitute teaching. Even when I am in a "difficult" class I have fun. Perhaps it is because I have a little bit of evil in me and relish in the challenge of an upstart student or two. I also enjoy not having ...
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Communication and Kendo: Part 3
Here is the last post, unfashionably late, in my "Communication and Kendo" series. I tied communication to the art of kendo in Part 1 by talking about kendo and self-improvement . Then I introduced the idea of "Ki Ken Tai Ichi" as the second point that brin...
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Communication and Kendo: Part 1
image from www.kusuyama.jp Watching my son participate in his second taikai (kendo tournament), and taking fourth place, was very exciting for two reasons. One, it cemented his belief that he could be good at kendo, making him want to continue. Two, seeing ...
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Communication and Appreciating Culture
I have unfortunately neglected writing my blog posts, and the main reason is I've been busy writing for Mapquest's new travel site, Parachute . My secondary reason is I contracted a mean case of the lazies while on Christmas vacation and now I need to kick ...
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Star Wars: The Reader Awakens
This is going to be a short post, as I am in between writing projects that I have been updating on my Reviews and Articles page, but I've been neglecting my blog and I apologize to my readers profusely! My son is a huge Star Wars fan. In fact I'm embarrasse...
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