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Writers - Getting Your Writing Edited - Resources and Reasons

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, speakers, and of course, authors, know that we need to get our writing out on the internet and in print where people can find us. It's ..
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Speakers - Setting Fees For Workshops and Other Speaking ..

Speakers (of every different ilk, i. e. , keynoters, workshop leaders, consultants, trainers, etc. ) often wonder what to charge and how to decide their fees. Since I have been a speaker (in all of ..
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Professors - Using Instructor-Directed Learning Methods - One ..

Over time, you will (I hope) develop a teaching style that is not only effective with students but also personally rewarding to you. Most college professors, early in their teaching experience, teach .
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Professors - Evaluate Your Teaching Effectiveness - Conduct ..

Most people are of two minds about being evaluated. They want feedback to affirm their efficacy and show them how to strengthen their performance, but they also fear bad news. Those who have ..
(December 19, 2008)
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Teachers - Tips For Parents to Help Students Become Readers ..

Teachers need parents to be part of the teaching and learning team.   In some cases, parents know exactly what to do and are immense resources for supporting and extending the learning that is going .
(December 23, 2008)
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Teachers - Steps to Maintain Classroom Management - Dealing ..

Behavior. . . misbehavior. Control. . . chaos. Learning. . . messing around. Teaching. . . babysitting. The truth is that, as a teacher, if you are unable to create and maintain a positive learning ..
(December 23, 2008)
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Professors - Complete Your Own Assignments, Especially If You ..

Much has been written-and much said-about the need for teachers to model their thinking and learning processes for their students. In virtually every case, the teachers being referred to are ..
(December 24, 2008)
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Professors - Decide on Next Actions to Optimize Your ..

Have you ever done one of the “actions" listed below when you were supposedly processing the contents of your inbox? You pick something up, look at it, and think, “hmmmmm. . . I'll do ..
(December 22, 2008)
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Teachers - Poetry For Children - 4 General Types

O Sliver of Liver (by Myra Cohn Livingston) O sliver of liver, Get lost! Go away! You tremble and quiver O sliver of liver- You set me a shiver And spoil my day- O sliver of liver, Get lost! Go ..
(December 23, 2008)
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Teachers - Poetry For Children - 8 Suggestions For ..

There are so many ways to experience poetry. Nodelman (1992) offers eight suggestions on how to do so. For each of his suggestions (used as subheadings below), I will provide writing activities that ..
(December 23, 2008)
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A Day in the Life of a Teacher - Using a Planner For Optimum ..

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. ~Alan Lakein Millions of people buy “calendars" or “planners" in late December and early ..
(December 10, 2008)
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A Day in the Life of a Teacher - Clearing the Clutter

Desks are not warehouses, museums or retail outlets. ~Don Aslett & Carol Cartaino It took some time for your space to become cluttered and it will take some time for you to clear the clutter. The .
(December 10, 2008)
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A Day in the Life of a Teacher - Interruptions From Others - ..

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work. ~W. Edward Deming You probably have your own estimate - and it may surprise you what ..
(December 11, 2008)
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A Day in the Life of a Teacher - Self Interruptions - How to ..

Tell the truth. . . As a teacher, aren't there times when you actually interrupt yourself? Maybe you've never thought about it that way, but think about it. Here are some ideas to prevent that from ..
(December 11, 2008)
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Professors - Strategically Manage Your College Courses - ..

Often, professors believe that the only workable instructional method in a large class is the lecture. After all, the rooms where we teach large classes are called lecture halls. I'd like to propose, .
(December 12, 2008)
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Professors - Alternative Assessment of Student Learning - ..

Assessment should promote learning, not simply measure it. Grant Wiggins You probably remember at least one time when you came out of an exam thinking one or more of the following: "I knew so much ..
(December 12, 2008)
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Professors - Take on Procrastination and Build Your Reputation

"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. " - Henry Ford. Think about it. . . what do you want your reputation to be? Do you want to be a widely-respected researcher? Do you want the .
(December 13, 2008)
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Professors - Block Out Time (No, I'm Not Kidding) To Get Your ..

Those things that we schedule are more likely to get done. You would never make it to your hair appointment, a dental checkup, or to class unless you had those things scheduled. You won't get your ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Professors - Clear Out That Psychic RAM (and Keep it That Way)

In some of my workshops, we have a ‘psychic RAM" (David Allen's term) clearing. I hand out little pads of paper and have the professors and others in my workshops start mentally going through ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Professors - Put Everything Into 'Bins' and 'Buckets' - And ..

Keeping your workspace clear takes strategic thinking, planning, and doing. Note: Part of your workspace is your brain, so you want to have a plan that allows you to keep all of of your workspaces ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Professors - Syllabus Suggestions From Students Who Were Focus .

Not long ago, as director of the Excellence in Teaching Program at our university, I held a series of focus groups so students could help us know their thoughts on what they need and want in a course .
(December 13, 2008)
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Professors - Syllabus Focus Group Questions & the Answers From .

When I was the Director of the Excellence in Teaching Program at our university, I wanted to know what students on campus thought about the various course syllabi that they had received - and what ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Workshops - Preparing For a One-Day Workshop Takes Time, ..

People often ask me, “How long does it take to prepare for a day-long workshop?" In this article, I'll answer it in several different ways, depending on several scenarios. 1. To prepare for a ..
(November 22, 2008)
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Professors - Launch Your College Course Effectively - First ..

Strategic professors are planners. . . and yes, they even orchestrate the first day of class so that they establish positive first impressions with their students. It's wise; it's a good investment ..
(November 19, 2008)
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Professors - Launch Your College Course Effectively - ..

Just walking into class on the first day and mumbling, “I'm Dr. Smithereens, " and then just launching into whatever that day's lecture is (or bringing up your opening PowerPoint) or doing ..
(November 20, 2008)
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