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3 Ways to Close the Trust Gap in Schools

Minority students who feel they are treated unfairly by school staff are less likely to attend college – even if they get good grades. What causes this trust gap and how can […]

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6 Things to Do When You Just Dislike a Student

Teachers shouldn’t play favorites, but there are times when personalities clash within your classroom and you simply dislike a student. Unfortunately, the kids who are hardest to love are likely the ones […]

3 Ways Teachers Can Help Curb Childhood Obesity

By simply taking a few easy, intentional steps, teachers can help to combat the childhood obesity crisis in our country. It’s no secret that citizens in the United States are […]

The Pros and Cons of Students Skipping a Grade

Skipping a grade may give bright students the challenge they can’t get in their assigned classroom, but take away their comfort of being with kids their own age and size. […]

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Teaching Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of moral development offers a framework to help your students reflect upon and evaluate their own behavior and motivations. Teachers work really hard to manage their students’ […]

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How to Prevent and Deal with the Fear of School Shootings

School shootings can be an overwhelming topic for teachers, so we compiled advice to help prevent gun violence and maintain your sanity in troubling times. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. It […]

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4 Ways Teachers Can End the Mean Girl Mentality

While Regina George may be forever frozen in 2004, the mean girl mentality is still very real and present in many schools today. The classic cult film “Mean Girls” follows […]

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5 Strategies for Teaching Perfectionists

Emphasize the importance of progress, not perfection, in your classroom — especially when teaching perfectionists. Whether cultivated through high parent expectations, a self-esteem problem, or intrinsic motivation, some students struggle […]

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