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Top Tips For New Teachers

The new school year has arrived. For some, that means a return to familiar faces, routines and resources, for new teachers it can be a nerve-wracking plunge into unknown territory. Find your footing as a budding educator with a few simple guidelines. Establish Clear Rules Set yourself some homework. Put together a clear, comprehensive list […]

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Math As A Second Language

In the US almost 10% of students in the public school system speak English as a learner (ELL).  Although the language of math is theoretically universal, their ability to learn may be twice as challenging thanks to the linguistic barrier. “The challenge of teaching math to ELL students lies not only in making math lessons […]

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Five Ways To Beat Stress At School

Teaching is regularly reported as being one of the most stressful occupations, with just over half of teachers reporting that they are under great stress several days of the week. It’s a growing – and worrying – trend, contributing to rapidly increasing levels of teacher burnout: 40 to 50% of teachers leave within their first five […]

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Tracing Numbers Helps Math

Since the 1900s, Montessori teachers have encouraged students to trace out numbers and letters with their fingers. While there was little scientific reasoning behind the task, Australian researchers have since discovered that those teachers were on to something. A new study has found that students who use their finger to trace math problems seem to […]