#1 Tip for Classroom Management: Engagement, Engagement, Engagement

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In this post: Education must be more than neon paper, glittery notebooks, and one day after school events. Every time I work with a group of teachers on classroom management strategies, a groan takes over the room when I say that dreaded word….. Engagement! The endless misconceptions of what engagement actually means are the root causes of each groan. What … Read More

Oh no, it’s August already?! (video)

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Oh No - It's August - Video

Are you ready for the new school year? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Holy smokes! I don’t know if you realize, but I cannot believe it’s August. It is ridiculous, this summer has been jam packed for me personally, getting to work with teachers, going to conferences, working on my own classroom, I cannot believe that the year is … Read More

Getting your Feet wet with a Classroom Transformation (video)

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Getting Your Feet Wet With A Classroom Transformation (video)

When you’re looking at doing classroom transformations, you have to consider the five senses. Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! It’s Rae and we are talking classroom transformation! Now I do classroom transformations all the time, I would love to even do them more frequently, but when I talk about classroom transformations, especially in the Teach Further Model … Read More

Standards-Based Grading and Behavior Characteristics: Connecting the Pieces.

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Teach Further


How do standards-based grading and behavior characteristics work together? Standards-based grading requires students to be evaluated based on their understanding level of each standard. While this continues to address gaps in the traditional grade book format, it draws a harsh line between student academic success and student behavior characteristics. More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans : Differentiation

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9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Differentiation

Differentiation is a powerful way to fix your lesson plans. What is differentiation in education? Differentiation simply means tailoring your instruction to meet the individual needs of all your students. A simple definition, but a potentially difficult challenge! Especially when you have 30 students needing 30 different things for each activity – Yikes! But providing differentiated tools can be incredibly … Read More