3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Learning Walks

Teaching is an evolving profession where educators are expected to keep current on best practices while honing their own craft. Although districts require formal professional development hours to help teachers sharpen skillsets, nothing compares to the honest learning experience that occurs among colleagues watching each other in action. Inevitably, there is someone in your building…

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The Power of Mentorship

Perfecting one’s craft is the key to having a successful career in any field. Improvement doesn’t come fast or easy though. In fact, it can be quite tricky to gain knowledge and expertise without the help of someone more knowledgeable to teach you the ropes. That’s why having a more experienced mentor in the same…

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Hot Tip Tuesday- 15th Edition

Hot Tip Tuesday Each week I bring to you helpful tips to become a more effective educator on the Always A Lesson fan page on Facebook. (Give it a quick like by clicking here!) I decided to start grouping my social media posts into a blog post in case you didn’t catch it in your feed. (Want…

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Thrifty Thursday- 13th Edition

Thrifty Thursday Each week I bring to you helpful tips to become a more effective educator on the Always A Lesson fan page on Facebook. (Give it a quick like by clicking here!) I decided to start grouping my social media posts into a blog post incase you might have missed anything. Time to get caught up:…

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Crack the Classroom Management Code

Classroom management is a fundamental characteristic of a well-run classroom because of its ability to exponentially make room for learning. It creates structure based on efficient, respectful systems and procedures that cut down on ‘time suckers’ like misbehaviors, misunderstandings and overall distractions. To successfully manage a classroom of students requires two essential teacher behaviors: 1)…

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The Inside Scoop on “Looping” with your Students

Administrators are always trying to find innovative ways to increase teacher efficacy and student achievement in the classroom [see my last post on the departmentalizing model of instruction.] Looping tends to be another popular strategy to also address those two important levers. What is ‘Looping?’ There comes a time in a teacher’s career where they…

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