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Positive Use of Social Media – How to Encourage Your Students

Social media is a regular part of students’ lives. They use it to communicate with friends, share photos and post status updates on a regular basis. In fact, 92 percent of teens, ages 13-17, report going online daily. Unfortunately, this […]

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Life Skills for Teens

Teens can accomplish more with their phones in an hour than most people can accomplish in a week. However, while technology moves us forward, basic life skills are slowly fading into the background. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, along with other social […]

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Math in the Real World – 9 Ideas to Make Math Relevant

“I’m never going to use this!” Chances are, if you teach math, you’ve had a student say something along these lines. Yet, math is a vital part of our daily lives. From checking the temperature or deciding what to wear, […]

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Guide to Quality Screen Time for Babies, Children and Teens

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children today spend an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones, and other electronic devices.  Five years ago, the nation’s leading organization of pediatricians released a policy […]

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How to Engage Preschoolers

Sometimes engaging toddlers and preschoolers might seem as complicated as herding cats. Not only do they have tons of energy, but they’re also very opinionated. How do you engage a child whose favorite word is “no” and favorite question is […]

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20 Great Activities for the First Month of School

Preparation is key to kicking off the school year to a great start, being in the good graces of your school administration, keeping your stress levels down, and maintaining a great work-life balance. Since the first month of school is […]

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5 Rules for Teachers on the First Day of School

Typically, it’s the students who receive the rules on the first day of school. However, there are some rules teachers should follow too. Following these rules on the first day of school and throughout the school year can help ensure […]

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Top Parent Tips for a Successful School Conference

Parent-teacher conferences can make parents, students, and even veteran teachers feel like they under the microscope and being scrutenized. As parents, we want our children to be successful and happy, and to give them the opportunities and resources to thrive. […]

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Top 100 Free Education Sites

Since 2013, Help Teaching has brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites. We’re continually updating our list to provide you with the best resources. Not only can you find the top free sites for teaching math, science, English, and […]

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Announcing the 2021 HelpTeaching.com Scholarship Finalists

It’s that time of year again, where HelpTeaching.com holds its annual scholarship competition for aspiring writers! We put out a call for high school and college students to submit their short stories and informational texts aimed at children. The prize? […]

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