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February 16, 2017

A Top 20 Teacher Shares his Weekly Letter to Parents/Guardians! Entry #5

Educators, how’s your level of communication with the parents/guardians of your students? How much energy are you spending on the VERY important piece of the puzzle that helps students learn? Engaging parents is challenging. When parents are engaged,…the likelihood of their student’s success drastically increases! Mr. Bowlin, 4th-grade teacher at Saint Mark’s School in St. […]

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January 7, 2017

Power Hour (BLOG 48)

This week’s Top 20 video and blog takes a new look at an old problem. Students routinely complain about homework, or more specifically how long it takes to do their homework. Sometimes the problem isn’t the homework assignments…but the distractions of the students’ ‘study’ environments. In order to become more efficient and do a better […]

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January 2, 2017

Educator Resolutions (BLOG 47)

It’s that time of year! I know, I know, I know,…you’re ready to puke with the list of resolutions you already have in mind. This year, go easy and go effective. Rebalance your world; rebalance your thinking. Resolve to cut back on negative non-verbal responses to students Resolve to call to mind your purpose and […]

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November 7, 2016

Tests (BLOG 41)

It might not seem like a very big deal, but it is. Students are in a very vulnerable position when teachers return tests, quizzes or projects to them. The evaluation and comparison that young people experience in school every day is a high-stakes proposition. Teachers need to be aware that students sometimes take test scores […]

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