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When Teachers Bully Kids

As Bobby walks down the hall the other kids taunt him and tease him. They call him names and make fun of him for how he looks. The torment does not end there. He is constantly bullied when he enters the classroom too, but not by the other students. This time his tormentor is his teacher. The ...

Why Gifted Learners Need Stimulated Education

Even though they have high IQ's, many times gifted children find school boring and mundane. They feel isolated and frustrated with the normal classroom setting. Efforts have been made to enhance the gifted child's learning but often these efforts fall short of what the child needs. So ...

Too Much Free Time in Class

While doing my student teaching, I noticed that kids were given a lot of free time. They completed their work early many days and then had time to play and do other things. Free time is great but too much can be a problem. Free time is an excellent time for students to catch up on missing pro ...

Weekly Jeopardy: Keeping Students Engaged

I have so many great ideas planned for my future classroom. I want to find ways to excite and engage my students. Not all subjects are interesting and not all are engaging so it is important to make sure students stay engaged even during the boring lessons. One idea to help them remain engage ...

Where High Schools Are Failing

Schools in the 21st Century are focused on teaching students technology, algebra, and many advanced study subjects. Despite all of their efforts to prepare students for the future, they forget, or rather fail, to teach students some of the basic skills that it takes to function successfully i ...

Educating Through Art: Christmas Chain

Many schools focus on preschool children becoming proficient in skills such as reading and math. Educators forget that kids need to learn to be kids too. Educators tend to place art projects on the back burner and forget how beneficial they can be. Children learn a lot about reading and math ...

Student and Teacher Shadowing: Walk in Others Shoes

I read an article the other day about a teacher who had to shadow a couple of students. She learned a lot by shadowing those students. The experience was eye opening and she wished that she had done it sooner. Shadowing students at the beginning of the year is an excellent idea. It would also ...