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  • Guest Blogger: Ken O’Connor, a.k.a. The Grade Doctor

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 3,549 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    We are privileged to have Ken O’Connor, a leading professional on how to grade and report  effectively, as an upcoming guest blogger to share his philosophies and wisdom. He has over 30 years of teaching background, and his expertise has given him the nickname as The Grade Doctor.  Here is a little more about Ken:
    Ken O’Connor is an independent consultant who focuses on concerns relating to communication and student achievement. He has helped individuals, schools, and school districts to improve student success through books and articles, presentations, and working with …

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  • Future Topics: We Want to Hear from You!

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 1,799 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    This blog has a main focus in mind when choosing material to write about, our readers. We hope to cover topics that are useful and worthwhile for educators. We especially strive to post content that will get our readers involved in discussion.  With this being said, we are looking to receive input on what issues and topics you would like to see us highlight. Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:

    What is most important to you and education as a whole?
    What is motivating and inspiring to you?
    What …

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  • Back-To-School Checklist for the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 3,917 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Classroom Resources

    Getting ready for a new school year can be an overwhelming task for teachers. One of the best ways to prepare is compiling a back-to-school checklist of items that will need to be done or acquired for the classroom. We have created a small list of objects and activities to get you started:

    Name tags for students- This will help you and your students learn names to faces much quicker.
    Review student files- This will prepare you of any problem behaviors and learning challenges you may encounter.
    Camera- Pin photos …

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  • Parent-Teacher Communication Starts Now!

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 4,021 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management

    The start of a new school year can be intimidating for both the parent and teacher, especially when it comes to meeting each other for the first time. Typically, teachers will host a “Meet the Teacher” night at the beginning of the year to not only highlight classroom expectations, but open lines of communication with parents. Although discussing curriculum and goals are important, teachers should use this night to really promote parent involvement! Hopefully, “Meet the Teacher” night will help take dialogue with parents past the parent-teacher conference or concerning …

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  • Apps For Educators: Mathematics

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 5,117 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    This week we are highlighting apps that focus on a different type of literacy. The process of developing literacy skills such as reading and writing are well known, but there is another type of literacy that is often overlooked- Math Literacy. Oxford Learning states, “Math literacy, also known as numeracy, means having the ability to problem-solve, reason and analyze information.” To learn more about what it means to be literate in math check out this article, What Does Math Literacy Mean?
    Math is everywhere and is used everyday! With …

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