My Top Ten Posts on Teaching from 2012

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I recognize students in the classroom with 7 trophies. They travel around all year and can be used for student recognition year after year. Read more about this mini-grant I wrote at one of the top ten posts of 2012: Trophies in the Classroom

2012 was a year of change in education but many things remain the same. I suppose you could call them the “universals” of the trade. These are my best posts from 2012. As I re-read them, I could see that some universals of education are in there. We must always be adapting to change as educators but there is also a need to identify and internalize the methods that are timeless. Check out the titles I see as my best of 2012. If you have the time, I hope you’ll give them a read. I would much appreciate your comments.

Reflections on the Reflective Teacher
We as Teachers Can Improve the Culture
Trophies in the Classroom
Kids are Like Sponges: Use Stories to Teach Them
The Parent Trigger and 2 Radical Changes I Suggest for Public Education
Common Core and Collaborative Groups
What Students Need from a Teacher
Teacher as Motivator and Coach
Getting Buy-in From Your Students
5 Altruistic Values of Teaching

Thanks for reading my posts. I look forward to publishing more on the Common Core and other trends in education in 2013. Hope to see your comments.

About Damien S Riley

I'm an elementary school teacher, specifically 4th grade, sharing what I find to be valuable information from my classroom to yours. I once heard that the best behavior management strategy is a "dynamite lesson plan," hence the name of this blog. I'm married with 3 kids. Thanks for reading.
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