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Creating a Classroom Management Plan   Leave a comment

If you want the four Rs then you have to read this article – well done.


Posted May 9, 2010 by Jack in teacher

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Three tweaks to improve instruction   Leave a comment

Below is link to useful article on 3 easy teaching strategies to improve student participation. Check ’em out at


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Posted April 30, 2010 by Jack in teacher

Teachers need TLC too   Leave a comment

So much news, everywhere you look, about the quality of education ……

Everyone has the right answer to fix the issues and challenges that have existed for decades.

Teachers, if you find yourself weary and in need of some spiritual tools to uplift and transform the quality of your living then check out this book …..

Energetic Living –

…. or the baskets of links/resources at Pillars of Light Spiritual Center –

Posted April 26, 2010 by Jack in teacher

$3.5 Billion in Title I School Improvement Grants   Leave a comment

.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the final requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants to turn around the nation’s lowest performing schools. The applications are now available.

Posted December 8, 2009 by Jack in teacher

Teaching is supposed to be fun….   2 comments

….. where has all the fun gone in teaching?

My classes were rigorous …. I had the students working.

….today these digital kids have so much energy … I figured ou tthe hard way I have to use energy to my advantage or else they’re a fast moving train that’s ’bout to run me over.

I was talking to a teacher friend the other day and we were reminiscing …… we had both been reading and talking to other folks …. all we were hearing ….from many different sources …..was about the pain of teaching ……

This fella and I have similar tastes in learning … we made the kids do the work. We like to be a guide for students …..

…being the sage in class just doesn’t work for us…. apparently it’s not working for a lot of teachers nowadays.

I want my students leaving class exhausted … so I use every tidbit of conversation to fire up critical thinking … once that fire is burning ….

…all I have to do is stoke it with questions.

Students will get to the learning opportunity with the appropriate guidance.

…and when I’m giving that kinda guidance …. teaching is fun!

If you want some free scoop (research and step-by-step guide) on an effective critical thinking technique then click this link ….

Wishing you the best life has to offer,

Posted March 26, 2009 by Jack in critical thinking, students, teacher