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Volume 6, Issue 5
February 21, 2012
Ask Dr. Lynch: Supporting Students' Intrinsic Motivation
This week, an educator seeks guidance on battling boredom and stimulating student interest and engagement.
Eight Grammar Survival Tricks
Help students boost their SAT scores by covering these common grammar mistakes--and remedies--in class.
Four Simple Ways to Deal With Disruptions
When misbehavior occurs, teach children the skills they need to act appropriately in the future.
Site Review: Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
This is the online destination for learning about everything the literacy advocacy group is up to.
Classrooms in the Spotlight
Newman Elementary School colleagues learn Responsive Classroom techniques by observing one another.
Strategies That Work: Literature Circles
A classroom literature circle--a small group of students who read, discuss, and then showcase a particular piece of literature—can help improve literacy skills.
To access more great content, check out our Professional Development Archive and our Professional Development Channel Page.
Emma McDonald: The Secret Weapon - Getting to Know Your Students
Building positive relationships with students is the number one way to forestall any behavior problems that can arise in the classroom.
See more Professional Development Columnists.
Explore the NEW Education World Community
The brand-new Education World Community, a professional network for educators, offers teachers and administrators the opportunity to meaningfully interact with others in the field. Be among the first to check out this powerful resource.
In addition to featuring timely discussion groups, the Community platform allows educators to upload lesson plans, worksheets and other tools. Visitors also can explore a video wall and a variety of blogs.
As a creative teacher, you know how important the home-school connection can be. You have probably heard of SchoolNotes, the original school-to-home communications platform (owned by Education World).
Now, New.SchoolNotes.com is the FREE platform that can help keep you, your students, and their parents "on the same page."
You can post homework, create and share flashcards, keep a calendar of upcoming events, and upload documents, images, and favorite URLs all to YOUR page! Students and parents can automatically receive notification when you update your SchoolNotes page.
Go to http://new.schoolnotes.com and give this FREE service a "test drive." Make a commitment to improving communication with parents and students this school year.
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