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5 Awesome Tutor Apps You Should Know

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woman using tutor apps on tablet
It can be hard to know how to bring your tutoring skills more up to date and stay on top of relevancy. Sure, the schoolwork of kids today hasn’t changed much, but in 2019 the way kids are motivated certainly has. It may seem strange to turn to apps to help you tutor more effectively, but there...

4 Ways to Make the Most of Choice Time

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Choice time: two young girls doing arts and crafts
No matter what grade level you teach, giving students free choice in the classroom to work on whatever interests them can have huge benefits for teachers in multiple ways. Making the most out of choice time. First, and maybe most importantly, it allows students to have fun in your...

Express DigiBooks Library [How to Get Started Easily]

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If you are an English teacher, you will probably have heard or used the Express DigiBooks Library, or DigiBooks for short. DigiBooks was created by Express Publishing, one of the leading publishers in English Language Teaching, to host their portfolio of more than 3,500 titles. Read on to find out what it is and how you can get...

The Top 50 Teacher Movies Of All Time

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Everyone who watches a teacher movie can gain great inspiration. Who doesn't love the story of the teacher who believes in their students so much as to make a difference in their lives! Every single teacher hopes to make an impact in some way in the lives of our students. At the end...

Helping Parents Build Their Youngsters’ Vocabulary

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Vocabulary - mother reading to her daughter.
This article was originally posted on Leader Live by Stephanie Sigal. Recently, my friend Tonia shared an impressive conversation she had with her 3-year-old daughter. Naya: Mommy, what are you doing? Tonia: Collapsing moving boxes. Naya: Collapsing? Ah yes, like an umbrella at the beach.

Five Unusual, Evidence-Based Ways To Get Better At A New Language

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Woman reading book lying on bed.
The last time I tried to learn a foreign language, I was living in an Italian suburb of Sydney. My hour a week at a local Italian class was inevitably followed by a bowl of pasta and a few glasses of wine. As an approach to language-learning goes, it was certainly more pleasurable than my German lessons...

350 Education Quotes That Will Inspire Your Students

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education quotes
We have compiled an extensive list of education quotes that can be used as an inspiration to both students and teachers. Leave your favorite in the Comments box. Education Quotes “A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him.” - James Baldwin  “A child seldom needs a...

Top Tips For Aspiring Educational Psychologists

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Educational psychologists helping young students with crafts.
Educational psychology is concerned with children and young people in educational and early years settings. Educational psychologists address challenges such as learning difficulties, social and emotional problems, and issues around disability as well as more complex developmental disorders. Educational psychologists also work in a variety of ways including observations, interviews and assessments and offer consultation,...

Bloom’s Taxonomy [An Introduction]

Bloom's Taxonomy - Hands of two little children playing with colourful bricks.
The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, known as Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, & Krathwohl, 1956) is one of the most recognized learning theories in the field of education. Educators often use Bloom's Taxonomy to create learning outcomes that target not only subject matter but also the depth of learning they want students to achieve, and to then create assessments that...

Chronic Absenteeism In Elementary Schools: An Easy Potential Solution

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Absenteeism - young girl showing school bag.
Reminding parents how many days of school their kids have missed and the importance of regular attendance may be a simple, low-cost way to help curb absenteeism in elementary schools, a new study suggests. Researchers found that sending families personalized letters stressing these two points resulted in a 14.9 percent reduction in chronic absenteeism in...
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