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Teacher Tip #7: Make sure you test drive new stuff before doing them in class

We’ve all been there: Super psyched to try out something new in class–a new lab, an activity that has some promise, a demo that will be pretty sweet–and then you actually go to do it and…fail. It is so important

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Teacher Tip #6: Don’t listen to students

Ok, ok…I hear the yelling and feel the heat from the torches already. I don’t mean that you should ignore good, constructive feedback from students, but there are many times that what students say to you (or about you) should

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Teacher Tip #5: Never set a precedent

In my opinion, one of the most important parts of being a teacher–or a role model for your students, for that matter–is being consistent. You need to be consistent with your expectations, with your grading, and with your attitude in

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Teacher Tip #4: Be yourself

Today was the second day of the new semester at my school. It’s way too early to say yet whether my new group of kiddos is awesome or not, but I’m very optimistic that they will be great. I have

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