A must read for new teachers and a GREAT reminder to established teachers - Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers | Cult of Pedagogy

Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

A must read for new teachers and a GREAT reminder to established teachers - Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers Cult of Pedagogy

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners - Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.

7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

Helping disorganised students get - and stay - organised. Simple tips to help with executive functioning issues.

How to set up and implement a classroom behavior plan that really works, with advice from Smart Classroom Management's Michael Linsin. Continue Reading →

Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right

When I was a teacher, classroom management was not my strongest suit. I relied heavily on forming good relationships with my students, thereby preventing misbehavior. This worked about 90 percent of

Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work. | Cult of Pedagogy

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations - Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work.

When you're still technically in school, but the conditions just aren't great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here's a list of ideas. Continue Reading →

What to Do on Lame Duck School Days

Sponge activities: What to Do on Lame Duck School Days - When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.

Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom - Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of "working in pairs" up a notch. | Cult of Pedagogy

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy: Cooperative Learning With a Twist - This cooperative learning strategy takes the idea of “working in pairs” up a notch.

Until recently, the tools to create professional-looking videos were out of the hands of most regular folks. But those days are over. | Cult of Pedagogy

Oh, The Things You Can Do with GoAnimate

Oh, The Things You Can Do with GoAnimate! - Until recently, the tools to create professional-looking videos were out of the hands of most regular folks. But those days are over.

This looks awesome! teachers, check it out - A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction | Cult of Pedagogy

A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction

I have combed through tons of online resources on how to differentiate instruction, and have put together this collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos and documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.

When Students Won't Stop Talking | Cult of Pedagogy

When Students Won't Stop Talking

When Students Won't Stop Talking | Cult of Pedagogy

Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long.

A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students

A System for Getting to Know Your Students - Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long.

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

The Best Podcasts for Teachers- Cult of Pedagogy, Talks with Teachers, Nerdy Bookcast, and more!

Need something to listen to while you're grading papers or in your ample amounts of free time? Try out some of these education podcasts! Maybe you can even listen at the gym and consider it PD?

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (And 4 Ways to Start) - As a whole, teachers aren't great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these 4 steps can help make that happen.

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves

Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (And 4 Ways to Start) - As a whole, teachers aren't great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these 4 steps can help make that happen.

If you struggle with classroom management no matter how many different strategies you try, there’s a chance you’re doing something to get in your own way. | Cult of Pedagogy

Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management

A veteran middle school teacher shares her classroom management no-nos and offers productive alternatives to each.

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