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  • Become a Great Teacher
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    Creativity in the Classroom

    - by iteachus

    “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso.

    Sir Ken Robinson mentions the above quote in his Ted Talk, but he adds his own twist: ““All children are all artists. We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it – or rather, we get educated out of it.”

  • Classroom Management
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    Classroom Environment and Student Behavior

    - by iteachus

    “The broken windows theory states that visible signs of disorder and misbehavior in an environment encourage further disorder and misbehavior, leading to serious crimes. The principle was developed to explain the decay of neighborhoods, but it is often applied to work and educational environments.”

  • Persistence

    A Key Ingredient to Success? Failure.

    - by iteachus

    There are three sure-fire ways to eliminate criticism in your life: be dreadfully normal; do not take any risks whatsoever; and do your best to sacrifice what is special and unique about yourself in order to blend in as much as possible. Of course, this is clearly not the recipe for living your best life. You cannot avoid criticism but you can learn to live with it…

  • Leave Your Mark
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    Teachers Who Leave a Mark

    - by iteachus

    What will you be remembered for? How will you leave your mark on the world? In this blog we will discuss Nicola Tesla and Dr. Izumi Tabata and how they left their mark on the world. Great teachers change the world around them by leaving their mark on students. Leave Your Mark.

  • Become a Great Teacher
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    Context is King

    - by iteachus

    “In everyday talk we often hear people talking about the importance of not taking something out of context. This is wise advice. Nothing exists, and therefore can be understood, in isolation from its context, for it is context that gives meaning to what we think and do.”

  • Teaching Students
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    Teaching, Cognitive Dissonance and Cognitive Distortion

    - by iteachus

    Cognitive dissonance causes feelings of unease and tension, and people attempt to relieve this discomfort in different ways. Examples include…

  • Teaching Students
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    The Value of Weeds

    - by iteachus

    “The human condition guarantees that each life will encounter natural and largely unpredictable trauma. . . . Leadership, by its very nature, is entwined with adversity.”

  • Teachers are Essential
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    Teachers are Essential

    - by iteachus

    While many people working in restaurants or in retail positions were forced to stay home, teachers continued to engage with their students and find new ways to…

  • Coronavirus
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    How COVID-19 Will Change Teaching and Education

    - by iteachus

    Summer is here and we have a little breathing room before classes are supposed to return full swing in the fall. So what will that look like?

  • Texas Teacher Certification
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    Texas Teacher Certification Waiver

    - by iteachus

    Governor Abbott has provided flexibility for issuing the Intern Certificate, to first-year teachers, by removing the requirement of passing a content test.