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  • In memory of musician, historian and literary character, Jean Batzing
    In loving memory of teacher, historian, and literary character, Jean Batzing
    On June 18, 2015, Jean Ersla Downing Batzing, 94, passed away from heart and respiratory failure. Teaching, music, golf, history and literary projects were a few of Jean Batzing's many passions. Jean last resided in Avon, New York. Her more...
  • Daniel Burrus
    Teach A Man To Fish: Training vs. Education
    Given the transformational changes taking place in every industry, if you received a Ph.D. ten years ago it means you used to know a lot. The need to learn new things, regardless of your age or position in an organization has never been more...
  • Assignmentspot.com makes it simple for students to keep trake of class work.
    Assignmentspot.com: A great and easy way for teachers to post daily assignments
    One thing that most teachers hear almost on a daily basis from students is, "I was absent yesterday, what did I miss?" Assigner, from Hellmansoft, is a Mac, iOS, and Windows application that that answers that question. Instead of...
  • Fivay
    Teacher who jammed students' cell phones gets suspended for 5 days without pay
    Many teachers can attest to the fact that the disadvantages of letting students have cell phones in class clearly outweigh any advantages due to the distraction cell phones can obviously cause and the amount of cheating it assists dishonest...
  • Remembering the past with or without dementia
    Remembering the past with or without dementia
    Families are comprised of many people, some related by blood, some by friendship and some by extinction. We hear stories while growing up and enjoy the fun, comradely, excitement and so on. However, where do we go to hear those stories today? As...
  • Technology in the Classroom
    The Dark Side of Tech in Education
    Yes, it’s true that technology in the classroom can be a helpful thing. There are numerous reasons to use technology in the classroom. When used properly and to its fullest potential, tech in the classroom can be downright exciting and fun...
  • Flipped Learning, what it is and how to do it
    Flipped Learning, what it is and how to do it
    Definition of Flipped LearningStudents spend a great deal of time inside and outside of the classroom learning through technology, experience and practice. Flipped Learning allows the individual to continue that learning while outside of the...
  • Class participation is essential to learning
    Encouraging all students to participate in class
    It stands to reason that students who participate in class will learn more. The issue faced by teachers is how to encourage all their students to always be prepared to answer questions.In her book How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD,...
  • The greatest profession of all
    Celebrating the greatest profession of all
    March marks the end of Black History Month and the start of Women's History Month. There is perfect harmony between the two events because the greatest women in most American lives have been teachers. In some rare cases, there are children...
  • Eleven things special needs parents wish teachers knew
    Eleven things special needs parents want teachers to know
    1. We want you to help our children reach their potential Even though our children have special needs, we want them to achieve as much as possible in school. We know this may mean extra work for teachers if they have to adapt or differentiate...
  • Bible Study: Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18
    Bible Study: Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18
    Follow along as we go over Genesis chapters 16, 17, and 18.Chapter 16:Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has...
  • The training session
    Types of speeches: The training session
    One of the most common ways professional speakers from Long Beach to Lithuania and beyond is by providing training for organizations, associations and other groups of individuals. In this second article in the "Types of speeches" series,...
  •         Integrated Accelerated Learning activities for teachers, parents and students
    Integrated Accelerated Learning activities for teachers, parents and students
    Integrated Accelerated Learning is fun. We all learn in a different way. However, for most people, the brain remembers best what is learned first and last. This is called primacy and recency. That means the information that is in the middle may go...
  • Community college students grappling with algebra
    Why do teachers teach?
    George Bernard Shaw offered the most damning argument against teachers and the teaching profession. In Man and Superman (1903), the Irish playwright declared: “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.”Comedian Woody Allen clarified...
  • Tiananmen Square on September 30, 2014
    Home school: Are your ready to begin?
    When I first began our homeschooling journey, I took my children out to run some errands with me. I remember walking by a cafe and seeing another family sitting together at a table. The children all sitting quietly while their mother read. I felt...
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