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Teacher’s Guide to Bullying, Part 2: Who’s At Risk?

Author, trainer and practitioner Adrienne Katz is a director of the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG Award) which runs a national award for excellence in bullying intervention. She a partner in many research programmes and runs the Cybersurvey, exploring the online experiences of young people and their views on the e-safety education they have received (see her full bio below). We asked her a series of questions about bullying, and the following is her answers, in her own words!

Are there some students who are more likely to experience bullying?

While the whole emphasis of bullying intervention work strives to avoid labelling kids, it is true that data we collect regularly from anonymous pupil surveys does show that some people are being targeted more than others. Any difference, whether…

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From Teacher to Instructional Designer: 8 Questions with Travis Thurston

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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Teaching Abroad: How to Deal With Culture Shock

Teaching abroad can be an exciting way to take your skills as an instructor outside the classroom and out on the road. But with great adventure comes a lot of uncertainty--what to pack? Where to work for? How to have a safe and happy experience? We asked ESL/TESOL teacher and world traveler Phil Stott to share the kind of wisdom on these issues that can only come from experience. Here's what he had to say.

“Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.” – Cervantes.

The author of Don Quixote was a wise man who said life is all about learning how to deal with new experiences. Some are thrown at you, while others you seek out on your own.

Making the decision to go off and teach in a foreign country definitely falls into the latter category for mos…

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Teacher’s Guide to Bullying, Part 1: Can Teachers Prevent Bullying?

Author, trainer and practitioner Adrienne Katz is a director of the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG Award) which runs a national award for excellence in bullying intervention. She a partner in many research programmes and runs the Cybersurvey, exploring the online experiences of young people and their views on the e-safety education they have received (see her full bio below). We asked her a series of questions about bullying, and the following is her answers, in her own words!

Can teachers do anything to prevent bullying before it happens?

Classroom dynamics

Some believe that good classroom dynamics have the extra benefit of reducing bullying even if this was not the main intention. So it is always considered one of the most powerful tools in the teacher’s armoury. Classroom …

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From Teacher to Foundation Teaching Fellow: 8 Questions with Meenoo Rami

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location, current profession?

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Teach100 Mentor: Scary Classroom Stories

Teaching requires bravery. From the public speaking aspect of it (you try leading a class while your principal takes notes) to the fact that you're in charge when a child has a seizure (true story from one of our Teach100 Mentors below), being a good teacher means being a tough cookie. But that's not to say some experiences don't leave even the veterans shaken. We asked our Teach100 Mentors--just in time for halloween!--to share their teaching horror stories. Gather around the campfire, here they are!

What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you at school or in the classroom?

"I had a student with low blood sugar. One day she passed out in class, but she didn't fall down and her head didn't droop. She just sat in her seat very still with her eyes open. We did an a…

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Academic Use of Wikipedia: Infographic

Any student that’s taken classes during the Internet era has both been told to never use Wikipedia for research papers and used it anyway. With a treasure trove of information available on virtually any topic, person or event one could think of, Wikipedia can be used as a valuable tool when used properly. Legal Morning came up with a great infographic about proper academic use of the every growing, ever changing online encyclopedia to help sort out when it's appropriate to use--and when you're better off citing a more permanent source. Here are some of the highlights from the infographic and scroll down to see it in full. Feel free to share with students!

  • Wikipedia has more than 30 million articles and is available in more than 285 languages
  • Read the outside sources referenced in the body of the Wikipedia article and use those as citations and for information about the topic
  • Wikipedia Projects can be a great way of finding authoritative sources…
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