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8 Essential Teaching Tips from Someone Who Has Seen It All

Follow the tried and true teaching techniques of someone who has been there, done that. 

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Teaching moments
classroom management, teacher advice, teaching techniques and strategies

When I was a new teacher, I got a lot of practical teaching tips from veteran colleagues.

Teacher Frustration: When Is Venting Good, When Is It Bad?

Holding your breath generally works better for hiccups than it does for anger management.

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A teacher is overwhelmed with holiday cheer

Feeling all of the holiday feels.

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Teaching moments
holidays, teacher advice, teacher stress relief

For teachers holiday cheer can quickly turn into stress overload.

A Little Prep for Holiday Breaks Goes a Long Way

This really could be you in a couple of days with these pre-break ideas.  

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Teaching moments
preparation strategies, teacher advice, vacation

Avoid the pre-break craziness in your classroom with these tips.

Teacher Sick Days: A Survival Guide

Keep your eye on getting well, not just pushing through your sick days. 

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A Teacher's Guide to Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is for stuffing turkeys, not your schedule.

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A Teacher's Love for Punk Rock Music Helps Her Connect to Students

Nancy Barile, left, during her punk-rock era. 

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Teaching moments
building relationships, classroom management, lesson ideas, personal stories

This teacher rocks her lesson plans with her students' favorite music. 

The Moment of Impact: Small Efforts Can Create Big Changes

You might never know how your opinion encouraged your student to choose a particular career path.  

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Teaching moments
building relationships, inspiration, mentorship

Just one suggestion can powerfully impact your students' futures. 

Fostering Healthy Classroom Debate

Keep discussions at a low simmer during heated debates in your classroom. 

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Celebrate Halloween with these great classroom activities

Use one of these activities to show your students that math and writing isn't so scary afterall.  

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5 Tricks to Save a Derailed Lesson Plan

Embrace change when your lesson plans go sideways. 

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Teaching moments
lesson ideas, lesson planning

Expect the unexpected and use these tips to save your lesson plans.