Tackle the School Year with Confidence

The new school year has begun and you are probably already dreading the rigours of a demanding curriculum and school calendar.  There are so many issues to consider as you prepare to immerse yourself in the teaching/learning process and as the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. A teacher … Continue reading Tackle the School Year with Confidence

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Class Connections Matter!

  Students have a greater chance of learning from teachers with whom they can connect. To develop meaningful connections with students, the teacher must get to know each learner, understand the dynamics of the class population, and be aware of students’ strengths and weaknesses as well as their interests and background experiences. It is also … Continue reading Class Connections Matter!

Eight Things to do this Summer

The well anticipated summer days are here. For the next few weeks, many teachers have no lesson plans, no roll calls, no emergency drills, no school bells and perhaps no more alarms set. For some, the summer is spent lazing around the home while others are catching up on housework, spending time with relatives, volunteering … Continue reading Eight Things to do this Summer

The Secret to Being a Model Teacher

Some of my most memorable moments in high school surround a teacher. Pretty strange, isn't it? I remember her quite vividly - light brown complexion, almond eyes, wavy shoulder-length hair, radiant personality proportionately mixed with an aura of sternness. Mrs Clarke was a model teacher. She brought life to English Literature - a subject often … Continue reading The Secret to Being a Model Teacher