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How to Learn any language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and on Your Own

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The Secret to Teaching, Education and Superior Classroom Management


Reflecting on my own weaknesses shows me just how much work I still have in front of me before I become the master teacher I envision. I have noticed through the years that the work I do to enhance my own personality and character is directly tied to the development of my students. The better I develop myself, the more my students achieve.

So, how do we arrive at this kind of success in the classroom? I have spent eighteen years in education figuring out that question, and here is what I have found: to lead the many, you must first lead the one. The one is you. Self-improvement as an educator is where success will start. Gaining self-confidence, self-control, and self-esteem will be your focus. Being in control of one person will allow you to have control of thousands if that is what you want to do. Small class or large, it does not matter. You are the only one you can improve with certainty. From there, it is a matter of having the right tools, keeping them sharp, and keeping your optimism high.


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PowerPoint Reform: a first chapter
After 10 years, it was time.  We could not sit through another bullet-ridden, brain-numbing student presentation.  We interviewed the kids.  For them it was just as bad.
So, with Senior Seminar research presentations looming, about two months ago we began our focus on change.  (more ...)




‘Red Rubber Ball’ Bounces in

What is it that excites you, makes you smile and fuels your dreams?

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Getting Involved in Your child's Education

When parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better in school. Want to learn how to help your child achieve and succeed? Read on! You'll learn why involvement is so important and suggestions for how to get involved.


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