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Building Teacher-Student Relationships Across Ethnicities

A common part of the teacher application and interview process is what is known as an empathy test. It measures the ability of a candidate to put themselves in the students’ place and to see a situation from their perspective. One of the critical questions is: “Is it important for your students to like you?” A “yes” response is what the interviewer wants to see – no qualifications, like “respect.”

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Posted on October 30, 2017 at 12:24pm

Building Teacher-Student Relationships Across Ethnicities

A common part of the teacher application and interview process is what is known as an empathy test. It measures the ability of a candidate to put themselves in the students’ place and to see a situation from their perspective. One of the critical questions is: “Is it important for your students to like you?” A “yes” response is what the interviewer wants to see – no qualifications, like “respect.”

What…

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Posted on October 30, 2017 at 12:00pm

Apps for Classroom: How to Make Your Lessons More Interesting and Involve Children to Educational Process

Technology has entered the classroom. The only question is, is it helping your lesson or disrupting it? Yes, it’s very good at the latter. No matter how often we might yell at kids that they need to put away their smartphones, they’ll still find some way to peek and not pay attention. Fortunately, it’s not all bad news. You can also co-opt the device into your lessons and in that way make the learning experience better for all.

Here are some of the best apps to help you do exactly…

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Posted on May 29, 2017 at 6:43am

Few Tips to Break Your Writer's Block and Find a New Inspiration

I don’t believe in writer’s block. Sure, people talk about it all the time. Some people really seem to suffer from it. The thing is I never have. I write thousands of words every single day, for my work and for my private life. My life depends on the written word. If I don’t write, I don’t eat.

And there is no better way to get over writer’s block than when you start to feel hungry. Believe me! Okay, sure. That might work for everybody. In that case, here are some other ideas that…

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Posted on May 26, 2017 at 4:15am

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