Classroom Rules

37 Classroom Rules for Student Success

For many students (and teachers), the idea of classroom rules feels oppressive, stifling and sometimes just downright unfair.

It’s difficult to balance the need for order and structure with the desire to build a collaborative, fun environment for learning. But proper classroom management techniques include developing rules that guide student learning and set expectations around classroom behavior.

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The Ultimate List of Teaching Strategies

One of the best qualities a teacher can have is a willingness to try new teaching strategies.

In Effective Teaching and Learning, educational researcher Naga Subramani argues that an effective teacher:

“Constantly renews himself [or herself] as a professional on his [or her] quest to provide students with the highest quality of education possible. This teacher has no fear of learning new teaching strategies or incorporating new technologies into lessons.

Is that you?

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How to Multiply Fractions (+ 7 Engaging Activities)

Congratulations! You’ve succeeded in teaching multiplication (in six easy steps). But now it’s time to introduce your students to multiplying fractions.

Deep breaths.

Teachers and students alike might argue this concept is more daunting than leaping from subtraction and addition to multiplication.

Fortunately, strategies exist that should make learning how to multiply fractions much easier to grasp — and we’ve compiled them for you in a clear-cut guide.

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4 Reciprocal Teaching Strategies To Use

As a teacher, you know how difficult it can be to personalize learning to keep students interested in school subjects — especially when students don’t understand the subject matter. Reciprocal teaching strategies have been shown to increase student reading comprehension and improve overall literacy.

Reciprocal teaching not only helps with learning, but it also gets kids excited to participate in a lesson.

While this sounds amazing, what exactly is this strategy — and how do you introduce it to your classroom?

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5 Easy Steps for Gamification in Education

Let’s assume you already know the “whys” behind gamification in education: why it works, why it’s backed by research, and why so many teachers love it.

Now, let’s focus on the next step: how to gamify your classroom.

While there are a range of different methods and opinions on the best ways to do it, we’ve performed the research and broken down five actionable steps to gamify education. 

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common core math standards

8 Common Core Math Standards, Explained [+ Examples]

The dust has finally settled, and it looks like Common Core math is here to stay.

After countless political battles (and more than one Common Core math meme floating around social media), the initiative that incorporates techniques like cooperative learning and active learning has settled into the American education system.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Service Learning [+ 5 Examples]

Involving your students in community service can feel like an impossible task when you already have endless piles of curriculum to cover during the school year.

But what if you could accomplish both of these at the same time?

You’ve probably heard of service learning. Maybe you’ve even wanted to use it in your classroom, but aren’t exactly sure what it is or how to go about it.

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