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BRAIN BLAST: Post-Reading Journal Alternatives

Every Wednesday on Todd’s Brain, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast.” These posters are a departure from the longer blog posts and the Transmitter Newsletter that is published on Mondays. Think of them as instructional snacks that are designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Please share them and […]

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Teacher Effectiveness Challenge Chart

In one page, here are a number of habits that will increase your teaching productivity and resilience. Link to Challenge Chart (PDF) 1. MEDITATE – For 11 minutes (11 minutes gives you 90% of the benefits of longer sessions) meditate, focusing on your breathe. Scientifically verified benefits of meditation include: increased happiness, decreased anxiety and stress, […]

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BRAIN BLAST: Halt Stress with Micro-Rest

Every Wednesday, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast” – a departure from the longer Monday blog posts. These are instructional snacks, designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Weekly Teaching Strategies Based on Neuroscience I’m In lorem ipsum dolor Here’s an example of a Todd’s Brain Newsletter.

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BRAIN BLAST: Set Strong Classroom Norms

Every Wednesday, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast” – a departure from the longer Monday blog posts. These are instructional snacks, designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Weekly Teaching Strategies Based on Neuroscience I’m In lorem ipsum dolor

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Turn Off Test Anxiety

Every Wednesday, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast” – a departure from the longer Monday blog posts. These are instructional snacks, designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less.

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Save the World: Teach Students to UnTrump

You’d think that after 3% of the global population died during World War II, fascist leadership would fall out of fashion. Nope. Fascism is present in Russia, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Poland, France, Germany, Greece and now the USA because of the Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump (he’s not the only one, but his political […]

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BRAIN BLAST: New Vocabulary Learning Strategies

Every Wednesday, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast” – a departure from my longer Monday blog posts. These are instructional snacks, designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Get The Todd’s Brain Insider Newsletter Each Week. It includes Teaching Tips Not Published on this Blog. Keep up to date […]

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Money and Common Sense Are Keys to Teacher Recruitment

Recruitment StrategiesIt is no mystery how to recruit effective teachers as ample research on the topic is available. Here are four surefire approaches:1. Offer service scholarships.According to Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, “Nearly all of the vacancies currently filled with emergency teachers could be filled with talented, well-prepared teachers if 40,000 service scholarships of up to […]

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