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February 23, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Rethinking Homework

It’s not clear who was the first teacher to assign homework, but certainly generations of school...

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February 16, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Ways to Make Classic Literature Work in the Social Media Age

Students have plenty of places to give their attention that doesn’t include their reading...

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February 14, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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How to Help Shy Students Make their Voices Heard

We all know that student, the one who sits in the back and never raises his/her hand and mumbles...

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February 9, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Start The Day Off Right: The Best Morning Rituals For Teachers

The adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a reminder to not rush out the...

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October 21, 2016

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What Your Favorite Sport Says About Your Teaching Style

Did you know you could tell a lot about teachers based on their favorite sport?  Of course you can!  With a little deep and highly technical research and study, one can discover a direct correlation between the sport a teacher loves and his or her teaching style and personality.  

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October 20, 2016

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3 Reasons We Still Need to Teach Fahrenheit 451

When it comes to science-fiction, particularly novels and stories that look into the future, the shelf life of this genre’s relevance can come into play as we move into the future these works of literature once envisioned. However, this is not the case for the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451,...

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October 18, 2016

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Education Technologies That Changed the Way We Teach and Learn

As the human experience evolved, thanks to changes in technology, so too did the functions of education. After all, if the earliest human classrooms consisted of neanderthals teaching their young how to hunt, then a teacher today using social media to help bring new ideas and connections to...

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September 6, 2016

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First Day of Class Advice for Teachers

Most teachers, no matter how long they’ve been teaching, still have jitters on the first day of school.  It’s only natural, since you’re meeting all new students whom you’ll be working with all year.  Just think, if you the professional educator are having these nervous feelings, what are your...

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September 1, 2016

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This Month In History: September

September is upon us and what better way to welcome in the new month then with a review for you and your students about some of the most historically significant events to occur during the 9th month of the year.

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August 30, 2016

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Steps for Creating Positive Change for Teachers

Like any career, there can be times in the field of education where teachers need a boost of positivity to remind themselves of why they entered this discipline.  In the day-to-day, there are always moments for reflection and reminders of the important work teachers are doing, but between the...

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August 23, 2016

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Helpful Back to School Tips for Teachers

It’s that time of the year; summer has come to an end and teachers and students are returning to the hallowed halls of schools.  The beginning of the year can help set the tone for the entire year to come, and teachers know how important it is to make those first few weeks productive and...

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August 16, 2016

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What your Favorite Pokémon Says About your Teacher Personality

It’s safe to say the summer of 2016 will be remembered for the digital revolution that is Pokémon Go.  The app became a global sensation, and while there are positives (people are going outside and discovering their neighborhoods and cities) and negatives (people are glued to their phones even...

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August 10, 2016

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Creating a Stress Free Work Enviornment for Teachers

Working can cause stress because of the high expectations we put upon ourselves to achieve. Teachers especially know that though working in education is highly rewarding, it requires constant levels of multitasking from management and instruction to teamwork and planning.

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August 1, 2016

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Jeff Hersh

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Important Historical Dates for August

Happy August, Educators! Here is a helpful list of important historical events that occurred during the month of August to share with your students and colleagues.  Have a great month!

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