Archive by Author


How to Improve your Classroom Presence


We’ve all had teachers who have inspired us and, sadly, some who haven’t. The best teachers have excellent classroom presence. Classroom presence is not about the lessons you present; instead, it’s about how your words and actions in the classroom make your students feel. Compassion, communication, and enthusiasm lie at the heart of good classroom […]

appletree app

7 Tech Tools to Enhance Parent-Teacher Interaction


Effective parent-teacher communication is critical to student success. However, this aspect of classroom management can be a real challenge for many teachers. It can sometimes be a struggle to get parents involved at all, while “too much” involvement can generate lots of emails and phone calls for teachers to answer, adding to already heavy workloads. […]


8 Simple Ways to Improve Communication with your Students


“…effective communication requires more than an exchange of information. When done right, communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and builds trust.” -Liz Papodopoulos, OCT Truer words have never been spoken, especially when it comes to classroom communication. We’ve all had that brilliant teacher who bored us to death. What caused the disconnect between their […]


7 Simple Strategies to Get to Know your Students


Getting to know your students is one of the keys to a successful school year, because positive learning environments are built upon good relationships. By creating strong connections with your students, you create the perfect environment for risk-taking and collaboration. Also, by knowing your students well, you will be better equipped to create learning experiences […]