Category : Category: Classroom Strategies

August 6, 2018
Helpful Back-to-School Resources for Teachers

Back-to-school season is like spring time in the k-12 world. It's an opportunity to hit the reset button and embark on a fresh start. During this time of year, many educators are making preparations to try new strategies in the classroom, refine teaching methods and just generally searching for ways to make life easier as […]

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August 7, 2017
Creative Ways to Get More out of a Three-Ring Binder

One of the biggest challenges facing educators on a daily basis is ensuring that students have the proper materials to succeed. This can mean anything from getting the latest versions of textbooks into the classroom to keeping a jar of spare pencils around for students who forget to bring them. It can also mean getting […]

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August 9, 2016
Back-to-School Classroom Cleaning Hacks

The beginning of the school year is a great opportunity to start fresh in a sparkling clean classroom with excited, attentive students. But, let’s face it, no matter how old or young the students - there is no stopping the inevitable mess they leave in their wake. Not only is a messy classroom distracting, it […]

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May 7, 2016
Expanding Your Students' Collaborative Learning Network

What if you extended student group activities beyond the four walls of your classroom? PTRC readers, peer tutoring practitioners and enthusiasts, there are collaborative learning strategies described in this Edutopia article we think you might find interesting and want to incorporate into your classroom management practices. The article’s author, Alex Byland, a special educator needed […]

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March 21, 2016
The Why and How of Collaborative Learning

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Students who are encouraged to take learning into their own hands benefit in a multitude of ways. Using a collaborative approach to learning not only motivates students to be hands-on in their education, but also builds academic […]

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August 20, 2015
4 Factors to Consider for Your Student Motivation Action Plan

Without motivation, students have a hard time learning effectively. Sacramento California high school teacher and blogger, Larry Ferlazzo tackled this important topic of student motivation in his video titled, Helping Students Motivate Themselves. In the video, Ferlazzo points out the challenge educators face: creating the conditions in which students can bring desire and passion to […]

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July 15, 2014
A Quick Start Guide to Using Project Based Learning (PBL) in the Classroom

A compilation of resources to help get you up to speed with project based learning. What is Project Based Learning? According to the Buck Institute of Education, “Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a […]

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