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6 Classroom Management Strategies For New K12 Teachers to Try

When experienced teachers prepare for the new school year, they can look back to see which classroom management techniques worked. New teachers don’t have the luxury to do that. Worse, they’re often left sifting through a metric ton of conflicting advice and information on how they should manage their classrooms. It can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s helpful to have some easy-to-understand and even easier-to-apply classroom management strategies down your sleeve. But before we jump into that, let’s get some...

How To Write a Winning Teaching Philosophy Statement (With Examples)

Remember those school days when we all were writing essays? Now it’s time for us, K-12 teachers, to re-experience the fear our students had during exams. We are talking about the teaching philosophy statement writing! Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll breeze through this task without much stress. But before we jump in, let’s get some definitions out of the way. What is Teaching Philosophy? The teaching philosophy statement also goes by the name “educational philosophy statement”. The University of Minnesota defines...

How to Use the Zone of Proximal Development Theory in Education

If educators know one thing for sure, it is that children learn at different rates. In fact, Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist, famous for his taxonomy of objectives, stated that the majority of kids can learn what is taught – it is not so much a matter of whether they can master a skill or content, it is a matter of how long it takes. And this sentiment was further explored in the ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ theory, formulated by...