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Feb
06

Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan

As teachers, we prepare for our careers through a four-year college or university program of study that includes periods of active classroom participation as student teachers. After graduation and certification, we are employed as classroom teachers.

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Jan
30

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics

The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.

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Jan
23

Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods

Stress management can be a powerful tool for wellness since too much stress is bad for you. There are many strategies, and one of them includes what you eat. As teachers, we often find ourselves busy and stressed.

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Jan
16

The Social Media Revolution? Does it belong in the Classroom?

In this massive information age of today, we can now talk to each other in ways we never imagined. Teachers and administrators have struggled with how they might try to find a way to safely incorporate this social media technology in the classroom.

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Jan
09

Developing A Culture of Metacognition – The Art of Teaching How to Think

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their […]

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Jan
02

So Are Students Born Gifted or Made To Be Gifted?

This is a question that continues to be debated by many. It’s the old nature vs. nurture conversation. In my view, I would have to say I think that it is a little of both. I believe that we can all agree that both are equally important in raising a child regardless of whether the child is classified as gifted or bright.

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Nov
29

Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers

In an era of texting, blogs, tweets, and wikis, there is a flowering of public writing happing. However, it may not be surprising that writing instruction in the schools is not similarly blooming with as much enthusiasm from students. Many educators agree that students are not getting enough  instruction and practice on how to become […]

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Nov
15

From Dinosaur to Avatar — The Never-Ending Process of Learning and Growing as a Teacher

Educators must be treated as a critical profession whose role it is to help mold generations to come. There should be no question about providing the necessary resources and time for professional development opportunities.

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Nov
09

Exciting Changes To TKL’s Online Learning Management Platform

We are excited to share these updates with you. Why: We’ve taken your suggestions to heart, and made changes based on your learning needs. Our mission is to provide you with a resource that celebrates and supports you as a valued educator of our nation’s children! What:  TKL is rolling out a new platform format […]

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Dec
30

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) to award over $20,000 in grants for Professional Development

During the 2016 Spring-term, Teach n’ Kids Learn will be awarding professional development grants, which target School Improvement Plans. This grant offering is looking to target schools within the States of Michigan, Ohio and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The selected schools/districts will have the opportunity to receive a package of 30 fully-credited […]

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