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How to Teach a Homeschool Enrichment Class

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Have you been asked to teach a homeschool enrichment class? This can be a daunting task, especially for the first-timer. Teaching homeschool students is much like teaching in a traditional (4-wall) classroom, but there are many differences as well. Use the below outline to make the process smooth and to save your sanity. Deciding WhatRead more

Getting to Know Secondary Students

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OMG, TMI Teachers learn A LOT about their students. We overhear conversations that we wish we could unhear. We see cringeworthy actions taking place in the halls. And we have interesting conversations with students who like to overshare. You may think that it is completely unnecessary in the secondary classroom to gather information about yourRead more

Secondary Classroom Procedures

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Ummmm, What?!! So, last year I switched schools and went about my classroom planning for the beginning of the year as I had always done. I went through the textbooks for my two preps and planned some fun activities for the first few weeks. I attended planning meetings with my team. My syllabus and behaviorRead more

The Only 3 Classroom Rules You’ll Ever Need

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One of the big pushes in the past decade has been the idea of classroom ownership and having students create their own classroom rules. While I love the idea in theory, I’ve often been put in the position of having to teach a brand-new group of students for a very limited number of sessions. InRead more

Classroom Management in the Secondary Classroom

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Countdown to the Beginning of the Year Getting your secondary class set-up is a scramble. If you are anything like me, you are heavily focused on reviewing content, setting up engaging activities, and creating an initial semester or year-long pacing schedule in the weeks (or days) leading up to the beginning of the school year.Read more