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How to Build Better Relationships With Your Students This Year

How to Build Better Relationships With Your Students This Year

Building good relationships with students has the most direct link to academic success and good classroom management. It can be daunting in a new year to meet a new group of teenagers, but building strong relationships is always my number one priority. Here are a few...
Navigating AP Classroom For Teachers

Navigating AP Classroom For Teachers

AP teachers everywhere were probably thrilled to hear about a new rollout of AP resources from College Board last academic year, and have probably been obsessively checking their email for news about their new AP binders coming soon. But many AP teachers may be...
How I Turned the Most Difficult Student into One of My Favorites

How I Turned the Most Difficult Student into One of My Favorites

I once vowed that everything that happens in fourth period stays in fourth period. Those times of sheer torture were valuable lessons worth sharing and reflecting on. As we were running out the door for Christmas break, a colleague laughed, “you’re getting the worst...
When Driven Kids Cheat

When Driven Kids Cheat

Let’s talk about cheating, shall we? Before we do, let me give some background. I teach in a highly competitive high school in Texas. My kids are the kids teachers dream of. I teach all AP classes to mostly self-driven, gifted sophomores. My kids work hard, do what...