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The Importance of Summer Vacation

The link between summer vacation and learning may not be readily apparent to most people. However, rest is a critical component of the learning process. Similar to how an athlete…

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Nonverbal Communication

Clear verbal communication is perhaps the most critical aspect of being a teacher. So much so in fact that nonverbal communication often gets eclipsed. Nonverbal communication impacts the tone of…

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The Joys of Teaching

As Christmas Break draws near and students begin studying for the end of the year tests, classroom stress and student lethargy are on the rise. This time of year can…

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Time for a break

  With Thanksgiving break coming up and Christmas break not far behind, the routine of school becomes daunting and tedious, as students begin to count down the days until they…

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Tests, tests, tests!

Tests, Tests, Tests! Saying the word “test” in the classroom often evokes eye rolls, slumped shoulders and heavy sighs in the anticipation of a not-so-stellar grade. Hands immediately pop up…