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What Makes a Teacher GREAT?

By trevorm / November 8, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes a Teacher GREAT?

Is it their ability to deliver content? Build relationships? Make students laugh? Is it how hard they make students work? What makes a teacher great?

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We Need to Teach Students How to Have Difficult Discussions

By trevorm / November 1, 2019 / Comments Off on We Need to Teach Students How to Have Difficult Discussions

There’s a way to disagree with someone without fighting, screaming, and not listening to anything they say.

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The Power of Having Purpose in Your Work as a Teacher

By trevorm / October 25, 2019 / Comments Off on The Power of Having Purpose in Your Work as a Teacher

I finished my undergraduate degree as an English major with a 2.5 GPA. A year later, I returned to college for another 2 years to get my teaching certificate, and graduated with a 4.0. In both education experiences I had to sit through 3 hour lectures, write 30-page papers, and take rigorous exams. During my…

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Why School Needs to Emphasize Soft Skills

By trevorm / October 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Why School Needs to Emphasize Soft Skills

The only way to grow is practice. And there’s not nearly enough of that in school.

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Hogs and Logs- Working With Kids Who Dominate and Ones Who Do Nothing During Group Projects

By trevorm / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Hogs and Logs- Working With Kids Who Dominate and Ones Who Do Nothing During Group Projects

Hogs: Students who take over an entire group project

Logs: Students who do nothing in a group project

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No Sleeping in My Class!

By trevorm / September 12, 2019 / Comments Off on No Sleeping in My Class!

With every student, there is always more than meets the eye.

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Most Common Struggles for Teachers When Assigning Group Work

By trevorm / August 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Most Common Struggles for Teachers When Assigning Group Work

And the number 1 struggle is….managing off-task behavior.

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What Makes a Teacher and Their Class Interesting

By trevorm / August 21, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes a Teacher and Their Class Interesting

Teachers are interesting when they are like no other teachers and their class is unlike any other class.

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What College Couldn’t Teach Me About Being a Teacher

By trevorm / August 19, 2019 / Comments Off on What College Couldn’t Teach Me About Being a Teacher

Education theory is great, but teaching requires creativity that cannot be taught.

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What I Want For My Son in Kindergarten (And the rest of his time in school)

By trevorm / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on What I Want For My Son in Kindergarten (And the rest of his time in school)

I’m just going to say it- I want my son to LOVE school. Not like it, but love it.

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