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Tyler Cummings

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Top Two Parent Engagement Tips: Early and Often

Published on August 09, 2018

You know what the greatest thing in the world is? Calling people you don’t know. That’s everyone’s favorite thing. I know you got into education so you can cold call parents about their kids.

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Are Teacher Absences and Student Absences Really So Different?

Published on June 21, 2018

One of the worst days I ever had teaching was when I thought I could teach while suffering from the flu.

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What is the Real Distance of the Teacher Walkout?

Published on April 12, 2018

There was one particular day that I remember walking out to my car after work and realizing that I was taking the longest walk I had taken since I walked from my car to my classroom that morning.

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Big and Small - Teachers Teach in them All

Published on December 05, 2017

A little while back I was in a very nice high school that served about 1600 students. The next day

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Things Teachers Are Amazing at That Have Nothing to Do with Teaching

Published on October 13, 2017

Spend a few years in the classroom, and you'll inevitably get better at addressing a group . You'll start to grade papers faster and faster. Your lesson plans will begin to sparkle with wit and charm.

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How Do Teachers Get Stellar Test Results? They Train

Published on May 15, 2017

I started to seriously run when my sister challenged me to run a marathon with her. I ran the marathon, she didn’t.

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What IS Teacher Appreciation? It's Like Finding Money in Your Pocket

Published on May 05, 2017

Once, while out for a jog, I found $5 on the side of the road and I am pretty sure I said “SWEET!” out loud.

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How I Left the Classroom and Became a Better Teacher

Published on March 16, 2017

I taught English for 13 years.  Now I teach teachers.  What a

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The Learning Curve

Published on January 27, 2017

I’ve been lucky enough to have some interesting jobs in my life.

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