Jun
7
2012

The 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooks

Guest Post by Kaitlyn Cole   Share The recently announced update to Apple’s iBooks app has been lauded as an incredible change for education, reinventing the textbook as we know it, and allowing teachers to become content creators like never before. The upgraded app has its fair share of fans, but there are many teachers who just aren’t buying the hype. Common …Related Posts:The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners Social Media as a Teaching [...]

May
26
2012

How to Handle the Class Clown

Guest Post by Jenny Ellis   So every class has that one student who tends to think they are on the set of Saturday Night Live and feels the need to practice their stand up during your class. Secretly you are chuckling inside but in all seriousness your class clowns antics are disrupting your class. Most of the time the …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts [...]

May
20
2012

Five Awesome Deals for College Students

Guest Post By Aaron Going to college can be an exciting experience, but most college students don’t exactly have a lot of cash to spare. By the time you somehow find enough money to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, room and board, and anything else you need for class, there isn’t much left over. Luckily, there are a number …Related Posts:Minimizing Student DebtHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application [...]

May
12
2012

4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Dear Maggie Cary, I couldn’t take my eyes off the book! The characters are very interesting. I think that having Jack, Nina and Dee save Luna from dying with the help of his fairy sister,Lilly, and then having the fairies, Luna and Lily help Jack, Nina and Dee’s sister was very compassionate and adventurous. I also …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Apr
27
2012

Differentiated Instruction as a Necessity in the Modern Classroom

  Guest Post by Matt Herndon What do Thomas Edison, Steven Spielberg and Winston Churchill have in common? They were geniuses. And beyond that? They were bad students. Teachers considered Edison “dull”, Spielberg dropped out of college and Churchill failed sixth grade. How could that happen? Obviously it wasn’t because they were dumb. Maybe it was because their school environments just weren’t …Related Posts:How to Engage Students

Apr
23
2012

Three Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent Conferences

Guest Post by Kathern Rivas Typically teacher-parent conferences are not called into session strictly because it’s “routine.” Usually there is a problem, either the student is acting out and causing disruption in class or is having a poor performance (sometime a combination of the two). While teacher-parent conferences can be scary for the student, it can be equally as scary for …Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolSocial Media as a Teaching ToolApps that [...]

Apr
14
2012

Book Review: Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds

  I am in the midst of a teaching unit on nonfiction and was thrilled to have this resource. If you’re a regular reader of classroomtalk.com you have had the opportunity to benefit from Dawn Little’s wealth of knowledge on literacy from her guest posts on this site. The author does a fantastic job of breaking down lessons into easy to …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerReading Aloud: “Kick It Up a Notch”

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