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The Best of Works4Me: December Holidays

NEA Editor's Picks from Works4Me E-Newsletter

Motivating Students

Students Who Refuse to Do Work

By Connie Krueger, Michigan

How one educator gets quality work, completed on time - even from her most resistant self-starters.


Parents' Handbook

Kathy Nearny, a second grade teacher at Boothwyn Elementary School in Chichester, Pennsylvania

By now you're getting to know your students, now here's a tip to bring their parents into the picture, too. 


Three Ways to Calm Classroom Chaos

By Michael, Ruth, and Anonymous

Try these methods for restoring order to your lessons. Adapted from an online discussion.

Connect with Your Peers

Students Making Excuses

Pat says, “When I tell a student to stop talking, he will reply, "I'm not the only one talking". How do I respond to this student? ”

Kate Ortiz says, “It is helpful to make sure that your expectations are clear and students know when they are and aren't supposed to be talking. This clarity needs to include what you consider to be appropriate volume in different situations and what individual volume should sound like during group work.…”

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What to Expect in 2015

Saad Alam, CEO of edtech company Citelighter, shares lessons learned from helping over 3,000 schools adopt new technology.