Teacher Talk

Autism, the Impact of Trauma, and the First Days of School

By: Mary McLaughlin | Sep 12, 2019

Supports To Help Teachers In Meeting the Needs of a Growing Demographic In General Education and Special Education Classrooms For students in my Southern school district, classes started in mid-August. Teachers returned for meetings a week prior. With each passing school year, Administrations across the country engage their teams in conversations about ...
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8 Teacher Tips When Dealing with Divorced Families

By: Jon Konen | Sep 10, 2019

It is not uncommon to have over half of your students coming from a divorced family. Unfortunately, that percentage continues to climb. Hopefully families can work together to find what’s best for the kids, even though there can be contentious and difficult situations. Communication becomes difficult from a teacher’s standpoint when ...
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7 Reasons You Will Want to Teach Like a Rock Star: Meet Hal Bowman!

By: Jon Konen | Sep 4, 2019

I had just suspended a student for doing something that I had done back when I was in school. I knew this student was not doing this as a personal attack on me or his teacher, yet I may have overreacted with the multiple consequences I had given him. This ...
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Playing with a Full Deck…Including the Wild Card: 53 Reasons to Be A Wild Card Teacher

By: Jon Konen | Aug 29, 2019

Part 5 of 5 … Join us in the final installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. I remember ...
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8 Strategies As the Wild Card to Change Stale Curriculum

By: Teacher.org Staff | Aug 28, 2019

Part 4 of 5 …  Join us in the fourth installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. Let’s ...
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9 Reasons Not to Listen to Them…the Jokers!

By: Jon Konen | Aug 27, 2019

Part 3 of 5 … Join us in the third installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. I have ...
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7 Steps for Putting the “PH” Back in PHUN in Your Classroom

By: Jon Konen | Aug 27, 2019

Part 2 of 5 … Join us in the second installment of a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. 7 ...
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You are the Wild Card: A Summer Guide to Putting the PH Back in Phun!

By: Jon Konen | Aug 26, 2019

Part 1 of 5 … Follow us in a five-part series that tells the story of how one dedicated principal observed positive change in the classroom when teachers incorporated the principles and philosophy from the popular book, The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King. Pinochle seems to be a dying ...
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The New Kid On the Block: Learning To Adapt Your Approach When New Students With Differing Needs Enter Your Classroom

By: Mary McLaughlin | Aug 22, 2019

You’ve attended all the staff meetings.  You’ve decorated your room. You’ve reorganized the classroom shelves, you’ve rearranged the furniture to a new configuration in an attempt to maximize space. Pencils are sharpened, name tags applied to the desks, cubbies and lockers are labeled. You’re ready to meet your new students and if ...
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