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How to Improve your Classroom Presence

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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 […]

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7 Tech Tools to Enhance Parent-Teacher Interaction

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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. […]

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8 Simple Ways to Improve Communication with your Students

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“…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 […]

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7 Simple Strategies to Get to Know your Students

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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 […]

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Classroom Management Strategies: How to Speak, Get Attention, Deal with Disruption, and Increase Student Focus

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You’ve got your lesson plans down. Now all you have to tackle is managing your classroom. Classroom management represents a galaxy of concerns, ranging from how to speak to your class to how to handle disruptions, and everything in between. There can be a dizzying array of considerations to juggle. But let’s start with a few […]