How Can You Learn Character from a Shopping Cart?

Leaving a building a few days ago, I hurried across the lobby to a small foyer. There I stopped abruptly, my way blocked by a stranded shopping cart. The industrial strength commercial cart nearly filled the exit area. No one could enter or leave the building without manhandling that brown, […]

The Importance of Homework … How a Teenager Learns Responsibility through Homework (Part 01)

The importance of homework jumps to the fore each new school year, especially for those who parent or teach teenagers. “Are you gonna make us do a lot of homework?” a teenager asks each teacher. “How much homework will my student have?” parents ask teachers. As U.S. schools began the […]

The Importance of Homework … How a Teenager Learns Responsibility through Homework (Part 02)

The importance of homework should not be understated. Students who receive more homework, and do it, experience greater academic success. Why? ~ Homework Supplies Vital Review: Review is a key ingredient of homework. Studies have shown repeatedly that review is essential for remembering material. Memory of material learned through lectures […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 3

Teachers who ask what you can do about problem students, take heart. Despite your own experience in the past – despite what others may have told you – there are indeed things you can do about problem students. The question you want to ask is not what you can do […]

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 […]

Redeeming the First Minute

You teach the way you teach…. You always start the school year that way…. You see no point in buying back a mere minute…. Ah, but first impressions are lasting! What if a couple of secrets injected into the first minute could make a tremendous difference in the entire school […]

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