10 simple strategies for re-engaging students

Ten Simple Strategies for Re-Engaging Students

Some students were simply staring at me so intently that I assumed they had painted eyes on the exterior of their eyelids. Quick. React. What do you do hot shot? What. Do. You. Do?

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Take Five: Offering Advice to Help First-Year Teachers Succeed

You can help new teachers succeed by offering advice such as this from principal Terri Kirkman: “Realize that you will probably learn more in your first year of teaching than you did in all four years of your college.”


Raising Achievement of Students Who Score in the Bottom 25 Percent

I’ll be honest: At one time, we were not doing a very good job of tracking the achievement and test scores of the bottom 25 percent of our students. We couldn’t have told you if they were progressing or not.


Feeling Overwhelmed by the Job of Principal?

There were days when it seemed like I was working in a zoo. I felt overwhelmed by all the problems that came to the principal’s office. There never seemed to be enough time in the day.

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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

“Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs know this as adults. But in schools, the notion of failure is complicated.

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Teacher-Student Interactions: The Key to Quality Classrooms

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) describes ten dimensions of teaching that are linked to student achievement and social development. Each dimension falls into one of three board categories: emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support.

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