Setting and maintaining expectations are key to professional and productive relationships with students. The expectations must be real and only become vital and meaningful through consequences. These consequences must be proportionate and logical. For example: A student turns in work that is obviously disorganized and put together at the last minute. An inappropriate response … Continue reading Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students
Professional Educators of Tennessee is conducting a legislative survey of educators across the state. “We understand that the next Governor and Tennessee General Assembly, both in the state budget and through legislative action need to address important policy areas,” according to Dr. JC Bowman, the association’s executive director. “We continue to hear from our members … Continue reading Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey
Have an Instant Pot, but running out of recipes? Click the links below to help spark your cooking creativity with an Instant Pot. Let us know if you whip up any of these quick and easy dishes: 15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes 42 healthy Instant Pot Recipes You Need in Your Life 15 Healthy Instant … Continue reading 7 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
Tennessee schools with programs designed to actively manage their environmental impact or educate students and communities about environmental stewardship and overall good citizenship are eligible and encouraged to enter the statewide competition. Check out the 10-question nomination form, and describe how your school gives back for a chance to win up to $1,500. Deadline to … Continue reading Nominate Your School
One of the first things I ask my students at the beginning of a new semester is, “Who here loves to memorize definitions?” I quickly follow that up with, “If you just raised your hand, you’re a liar. No one likes memorizing definitions.” They laugh, of course, and then I follow it up with the … Continue reading Dominate the Vocab—Know your Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots!