Time Management

Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers

It goes without saying that teachers are very busy, so it’s not unusual to hear their concerns about the lack of adequate time to do everything teachers need to do: plan, individualize instruction, test, assign grades, collaborate, innovate, reflect and of course, teach. Not even teachers can add more hours to the day, however. The key to finding more time each day may be to use strategies that make the most of your available time,…

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Ideas For Students Who Finish Their Work Early

How to respond when students finish their work early is a classic teacher challenge. Most of it boils down to creating learning opportunities where students are naturally funneled toward extending, improving, and sharing their work. This turns stopping points into more of a matter of scheduling than learning. All of the following ideas, however, are great for those moments when students finish their work early and have a little spare time. Dig: Ask the student…

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Getting Organized for Back-to-School

The summer is nearly over and it’s time to go back to school! The transition will be easier for some students than for others. Does your child forget to bring the right books and supplies home or to school? Is her desk, locker, backpack, or notebook always in disarray? Does she often forget deadlines and scheduled activities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may need some help with organization. Many…

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Last Minute Summer Reading Tips

Does your child continually put off starting their summer reading? Does she protest that there is plenty of time and that you are being ridiculous for suggesting getting started now? Some students hate to read and will always avoid it, but even those who enjoy books sometimes resist reading in the summer. Here are some strategies you can try to help your child finish up that last minute summer reading.  These first two strategies may…

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Best Study Tips For School

Being a senior in college this year means I’ve been a student for going on seventeen years now–that’s most of my life! By this point I think I’ve gotten the hang of studying, so here are my best study tips for school. Take detailed notes This step is important to implement all the time, even before you need to study for a certain test. Whenever you’re in class, make sure you’re paying attention and writing…

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A Successful College Experience

As the end of the Fall semester approaches, students are preparing for final exams and cramming in their final assignments. On top of finals, many students may also be feeling like their first semester wasn’t as they hoped it would be, but this doesn’t mean college isn’t the right fit for them. If this sounds like you, read on.   Transferring to a different college may sound overwhelming but it could be the appropriate change…

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Events for Children with Disabilities During the Holiday Break

Most parents who have a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities would love for their child to experience sitting on Santa’s lap and snapping a photo of it for the family. The atmosphere of a shopping mall is chaotic around the holiday season, which makes it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy their experience with Santa. Luckily, there are multiple disability camps, workshops and events happening in the Greater Boston area to…

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Technology in the Classroom

Technology is becoming in demand for the 21st century. Technology in the classroom has helped students engage and adapt with a variety of devices. Devices such as computers, Smartboards, webcams, and projectors help build stronger and longer lasting engagement inside the classroom. These devices are being used to increase class interaction and discussion. Smartboards have helped students increase student-to-student interaction and has given them the chance to participate in a more  willing and excited way.…

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Public Speaking is Necessary

Public speaking very commonly causes discomfort and anxiety. Most students who are not required to take a public speaking course try to avoid it all together. The truth is a public speaking course may come off as intimidating, but is known to help build someone’s confidence. Many students assume presenting in the classroom will be the only time public speaking is necessary, but it’s usually just the beginning. Public speaking can be an essential qualification…

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Help Motivate Students to Want to Write

Many students may be discouraged as beginning writers, which can prevent them from wanting to write. Their English classes may be more focused on persuasive and research essays, which can come off as very overwhelming at times. There are many different writing strategies and techniques that can help motivate students to want to write and excel at writing. The first step is to let them write about things that interest them during their free time.…

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