How to Quiet Students with Classical Music — an eye-witness account

Learning how to quiet students with classical music can revolutionize your school! It can revolutionize you as well, whether you are a principal, teacher, staff member, or assistant. Don’t believe it? The principal of Wilson Middle School did not believe it either. His students ranged in age from 11 to […]

Teaching Tips – 10 Things Teachers Do to Be Successful

Ten things teachers do to be successful often remain hidden to both teacher and observer. They do not impress onlookers in the classroom, and teachers do not intend to impress with them. Actually, those teachers who perform these 10 things seldom think of them as “10 things teachers do to […]

Teaching Tips – 5 Mistakes Every New Teacher Makes – Part 1

Every new teacher I ever met came with a dream. True, some dreamed only of a job that would pay well and give them a three-month summer vacation. They should never have received a teaching certificate. The ones that had more staying power came with a dream of making a […]

Teaching Tips – 5 Mistakes Every New Teacher Makes – Part 2

New teachers, of whom I was one more than thirty years ago, enter their chosen profession with big dreams – and trepidations. Some make one mistake after another. Some spread out their mistakes over the first school year. Certain mistakes vary from teacher to teacher, but there are five mistakes […]

Teaching Tips – 5 Mistakes Every New Teacher Makes – Part 4

As we continue looking at the five mistakes every new teacher makes, it is important to bear in mind that vital teaching rule: never assume anything. The rule applies to many areas of life, but is especially crucial when our assumptions affect other people. Assumptions made about students and their […]

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