Program Helpful Hints

Program Helpful Hints

This page offers an ongoing series of postings providing helpful classroom hints written by Dr. Barry Ziff.

Are You A Model Teacher?

Looking at effective models, programs and strategies to meet the unique needs of students.

Making The Grade: Part 1

Dealing with the issues of meeting standards and students.

Making The Grade: Part 2

Helping students develop the social and emotional skills necessary to become more successful and happy individuals.

Why Teach?

Why we need highly trained and motivated teachers to make a significant difference in the lives of our students.

Developing an Environment Where Children can Learn

How to establish an effective classroom management program in your classroom.

Conferencing with Parents

Practical suggestions for dealing with parents.

No More Excuses!

Helping students to become more responsible and learning how to make good choices.

Transitions in the Classroom

Specific ideas and strategies to help students make smooth transitions within the classroom setting.

Developing Strategies that Encourage Hands-On Learning

Specific strategies that enhance hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages in a variety of content areas.

Working with the Paraprofessional in Your Classroom

This article has been provided to help clarify the many issues and concerns teachers have about working with paraprofessionals. Topical questions are answered with practical and useful suggestions.

Utilizing Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom

Specific strategies, action verbs and example lessons are shared in order to differentiate the curriculum for all learners.

Co-teaching: An Alternative Model for Educating Special Needs Students

This article provides information for the beginning teacher regarding the implementation and support required to successfully establish and maintain a co-teaching model in an inclusive setting.