Teaching At Its Best


Why We Need to Discuss Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Why We Need to Discuss Controversial Issues in the Classroom


Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students

Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students


Early on in my teaching career, I recognized that while students were expected to take on more responsibility in high…

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What Assessment Really Means

What Assessment Really Means


I remember when, in my first year of teaching, I decided that Fahrenheit 451 would be a good choice for…

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A Time Filler Triumph

A Time Filler Triumph


This article is dedicated to my esteemed colleagues who, like myself, belong to the Band Directors Facebook Group. This is…

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A Fresh Look at the First Day of School

A Fresh Look at the First Day of School


The first day of school is fast approaching, and with it, the question of what you’re going to do on…

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Be an Inspiration for Organization!

Be an Inspiration for Organization!


As teachers, we all want our students to be organized. We want them to be able to find any supply…

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Making the Most of the End of Summer

Making the Most of the End of Summer


Maybe you saw the first one in mid-July, or just a few days ago. Maybe you saw it in early July,…

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The World We Want Program: Life Learning that Makes a Difference

The World We Want Program: Life Learning that Makes a Difference


Are you and your students passionate about making the world a better place? Are you a teacher who strives to…

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5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)

5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)


Love them or hate them, fidget toys are one of the latest fads to storm the world of education. These little…

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In Defense of Fidget Spinners

In Defense of Fidget Spinners


If you work in a school, you probably know what a fidget spinner is.  You may have even seen other…

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5 Women Teachers Who Made History by Never Giving up

5 Women Teachers Who Made History by Never Giving up


All teachers who inspire kids to believe in themselves and that they are worthy of living the life of their…

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Reluctant Writers

Reluctant Writers


This guest article is by Deb Lund, THI Instructor and was originally published at www.deblund.com. This morning I saw…

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