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Classroom Management
A Green Classroom
Broken Record Technique
Building an Inexpensive
   Classroom Library

Cheating on Tests
Class Meeting
Class Rules
Classroom Routines
Constructive Criticism
Difficulty Completing Assignments
Disruptive Students
Easily Distracted Students
Eliminate Hallway Disruptions
End-of-Class Review Time
Ending a Class
Gaining Students' Respect
Grouping Students
Hyperactive Students
Out-of-Control Student
Promoting Organization
Promoting Student Focus
Resolving Conflicts
Seating Students
Student Noise Levels
Student Proximity
The Countdown
Tasks for Students Who Finish Early
Using Time-Out

Language Arts
Active Versus Passive Voice
Changing Word Meanings
Confusing Word Pairs
Creative Words
Descriptive Writing
Encouraging Reluctant Readers
Encouraging Students to Read
Expressions from Work
Fishbowl Reading Technique
Forms of Writing
Fun Words for Objects
Good Writing Position
Humorous Political Quotations
Improving Writing
Integrating Art and Literature
Knowing a Word
Left-Handed Writers
Misplaced Prepositional Phrases
Parts of Speech Review
Personal Narrative
Persuasive Essay
Poetry in the Classroom
Politically Correct Gender Language
Questions Answered by Adjectives
Reading Aloud to Students
Reading Comprehension
Reading Formats
Responding to Students' Writing
Sensory Adjectives
Shakespeare's Relevance
Silent-Letter Words
Spelling Irregular Words
Spelling Review
Sustained Silent Reading
Teaching Prepositions
Tips for Teaching Vocabulary
Types of Sentences
Using Hyphens
Word Origins
Writing Concisely
Writing Prompts
Writing Topics
Applying Math
Budgeting Activity
Making Math Concrete
Making Math Interesting
Math Facts
Math Fun
Math Sequences
Struggling Math Learners
Teaching Geometry Concepts
Using Numbers
Reference Sources
Citing Sources
Evaluating Websites
Learning about Libraries
Research Paper Topic Guidelines
Verifying Facts
Where am I?
Subject Areas
Animal Differences
Chronological Order
Endangered Species
Fourth of July Food Quiz
Historical Fiction
Interpreting Quotations
Making History Interesting
Notable December Birthdays
Origins of State Names
Predicting the Weather
Science Analogies
Science Tips
Scientist Scramble
Spatial Relationships
State Flags
Teaching Geometry Concepts
Teaching Science
Teaching Students to Study History
Teaching Techniques
Beginning a Class Session
Calling on Students
Checking Facts
Class Lecture
Class Routine
Class Syllabus
Classroom Feeling Tone
Cold Calling
Color-Coded Organization
Course Planning
Critical Thinking
Demonstrating Learning
Earning Students' Respect
Effective Questions
Effective Verbal Communication
Encouraging Thinking
Explicit Teaching
Field Trips
Filling Classroom Time
Fostering Imagination
Gender Equality
Gifted Students
Giving Oral Directions
Giving Written Directions
Graphic Organizers
Guest Speakers
Helping Students Organize
Information Bulletin Board
Instructional Pace
Interesting Homework
Language Experience Approach
LD Students in High School
Learning Progressions
Lesson Closure
Lesson Objectives
Listening for Verbal Signals
Making Decisions
Making Learning Enjoyable
Making Lectures Effective
Motivating Students
Nonverbal Communication
Overcoming Reluctance to Write
Teaching Techniques
Overcoming Study Barriers
Perfectionistic Students
Positive Classroom Environment
Positive Grading
Praising Students
Project Approach
Providing Standards for Assignments
Purposes of Homework
Relevant Activities
Remembering Students' Names
Routine Procedures
Rule Cards
Student Participation
Student Responsibilities
Students Who Stutter
Task Directions
Teacher Persistence
Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Students with LD
Teaching Through Different Modalities
Team Teaching
Tests as a Remembering Tool
Time Filler
Time Savers
Using the Chalkboard
Using Debates
Using Demonstrations
Using Humor
Using Poems
Using Unusual Fonts
Waiting for a Response
Weekly Progress Report
Other Teaching Tips
Activating Prior Knowledge
Alternative Forms of Assessment
Assessing ESL Students
Class Newsletter
Coin Denominations Quiz
Communicating with Parents
Counseling Referral
Cultural Awareness
Don't Forget Your High Achievers
Educational Software
ELL Students
Evaluating Oral Presentations
Exam Stress
Exit Slips
Grading Class Participation
Identify Who Needs Help
Identifying Similarities
Implementing a Reading Nook
Important Character Traits
Internet Safety in the Classroom
Latin Names for Collectors
Learning by Touch
Life Skills
Light Exercise
Music in the Classroom
Open House
Parent Conferences
Parent Volunteers
Pop Quizzes
Professional Records
Quotes From the Arts
Realities of Teaching
Replying to an Angry Parent Email
Strengths of Dyslexics
Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with Limited English Mastery
Teacher Evaluation
Think, Pair, Share
Thinking About Weather
Using a Newspaper
Using Your Personal Stories
Using Bulletin Boards for Teaching
Using Teacher Aides
What Students Want
Why College?
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