Among all the links and downloads out there, it can be hard for teachers to know which ones work best. Google has made it easier by creating Google for Educators, which compiles some of the search engine's most useful features in one place. Whether you're teaching Spanish or social studies, mathematics or music, there's a free Google feature that will make your lessons more dynamic and your projects more organized. The lively, informative Web site offers step-by-step visual tours and even videos to help you get set up. Below are some of the most useful features the site has to offer:
It's time for that yearly tradition of reflection and resolutions for the upcoming school year.
Get inspired with our list of the Top 12 New School Year Resolution for Teachers.
1. Stay PositiveComing off a much-needed break, it’s time to figure out how to make your classroom a happy place for you and your students in the long stretch to summer. Try these 5 Powerfully Positive Teaching Practices to get started.
A great teacher is not something you are just taught to be in college, pushed to be through test scores, or coached to become through observations. It is something you become through your experience, reflection, and everyday life. I wish I had been taught that in college.
Print the pdf: Back to School Word Search and find the Back to School related words. (Use your back button to return to this page and choose your next printable sheet.)
Back to School is an exciting time for homeschooling families. Here are some printable activities, crafts and coloring pages for you to enjoy as you get started back to school.
There are many different approaches to teaching English. However, most of these plans tend to follow this standard lesson plan format.
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This lesson plan format is popular for many reasons including:
"After being bullied at her California school, internet pop sensation Rebecca Black has decided to be home schooled instead."
"LORD VOLDEMORT: 'Why do you live?'
HARRY POTTER: 'Because I have something worth living for.'
Potter Mania was alive as the new Harry Potter trailer for 'Deathly Hallows' hit the Web on Monday.
A writer for The New York Times predicts the final installments of the Potter series to be a 'climactic payoff,' but warns parents...
'...muggles, it is not for the children. (Let them see the new 'Twilight' movie instead.)'"
"If you've installed Firefox 5 and noticed that Google Toolbar wasn't updated to support the new Firefox release, there's a simple way to enable the extension: install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter. 'After installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, your incompatible extensions will become enabled for you to test whether they still work with the version of Firefox or Thunderbird that you're using.' This should only be a temporary solution until Google Toolbar and other extensions update their compatibility list."