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February 28, 2018

This article was originally posted in October of 2015. However, while topic is worth repeating, it also acts as a "part 3" to our two previous articles: January's "Exploiting Structured Practice" and February's "Adding Motivation to Mastery".

A Spanish Teacher’s Epiphany

It had been a month since training with Tools for Teaching, and our agenda for the follow-up meeting was to fine-tune and problem...

July 8, 2016

Types of Rules

Different kinds of rules serve different functions. In the classroom, there are two basic types of rules.

  • General Rules: General rules spell out the teacher’s overall expectations for good work and good behavior within the classroom.

  • Specific Procedures: Specific procedures spell out exactly “how to do this” and exactly “how to do that” in the classroom.

General Rules

Genera...

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Substitute Teachers and Tools for Teaching

July 1, 2019

There are two different perspectives to consider when applying Tools for Teaching to the job of substitute teaching. The first is when you are about t...

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