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Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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The #1 .... (motivation of teachers)

Number One** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.

A "Good" Pay Check

Once you wipe away your idealism or walk the talk as a teacher - you will conclude that there is no more powerful way to make a "great teacher" than a nice, solid, reliable pay check.

I remember my days in the Toronto District School Board. I taught in a few "working class" schools. Lots of great teachers but lots of problems. Like a war zone on many days and on most days, lots of teachers walking around with scowls and a heaviness upon them.

Yet, come every second Thursday - what life! Exuberance and euphoria. Classrooms were active and filled with learning. I remember when we got our union fought retroactive "pay increase" OMG! What teaching, wondrous lessons pulled out of a hat! For weeks on end.... Could you imagine this Grade 4 teacher doing a great job?

So however idealistic you or myself may think / appear - we should also know the score. It is much easier to be a great teacher if you feel like you are getting paid well.

Here's a recent one week poll of EFL Classroom members about if they are getting their proper motivation!

Are you well paid? If not, you should be! 80% of teaching is caring enough to just show up, IMHO.

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