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How to Handle the Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s that time of year again – time for the semi-annual parent-teacher conference. Although this type of meeting can strike fear into the hearts of all parties involved (even the students!), frequent contributor Janelle Cox today spells out methods for executing a good conference, including the most important factor: […]

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Ed Tech: Closing the Digital Divide

For all students, becoming fluent with the use of technology is critical to ensuring their future job opportunities. Yet there exists a troubling technology disparity: a significant number of U.S. students, especially those in low-income households, do not have access to a computer or an Internet connection in their home. […]

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Teaching Strategies: Notes on Being a Tough Educator

Today on, contributing writer Jordan Catapano takes a look at that rare breed of educator, the “tough” teacher. You know the type. Tough teachers: Assign lots of homework. Set High expectations for academic performance. Refuse to let students go to the bathroom. But “tough” teachers also know how to push […]

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Fun Classroom Ideas to Celebrate Family History Month

Throughout October, teachers around the U.S. will be commemorating family history moth. It’s a great way for students to get in touch with their own identities, and to learn about their classmates as well. Today, (and TeachHUB magazine) contributor Janelle Cox visits some fresh ideas for teachers and students […]

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Classroom Management: The Modern "C’s” of Learning

Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity – these four “C’s” of learning have guided and directed the curriculum trajectories of several generations of educators. But as the teaching profession has evolved — especially with regards to technology and all the elements it brings to the classroom – it’s time to […]

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5 Strategies to Teach Social Responsibility

What does it mean to teach for social responsibility? At Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, it means intentionally teaching young people to understand themselves, each other, and the world. We help teachers create classrooms where students can air and solve conflicts, discuss controversial topics, have a say in what […]

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The First Day of School in a Whole New World

Today on, noted blogger Myree Conway takes a look at an idyllic, make-believe, magical school where “The pleasant aroma of freshly baked cookies coffee would waft from the teachers’ lounge, where your colleagues would be working harmoniously side-by-side as perfect-pitched, singing butterflies gently hovered over their heads.” It’s a […]

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The Magic Phrase as a Teaching Strategy

All too often, educators fall into a rut of “Don’ts” when attempting to carry out a lesson plan: “Don’t use commas there. Don’t bore your audience with that intro. Don’t settle for a three-point thesis. Don’t use that quotation there.” But veteran teacher and frequent contributor Jordan Catapano notes […]

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Teaching Strategies to Aid Your Gifted Students

For many teachers, the most difficult part of being an educator isn’t the mountains of paperwork due at the end of the semester, mastering the Common Core State Standards or even disciplining the naughty kids. Rather, many teachers struggle with engaging the gifted students in their classes — the ones […]

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