When I started teaching, one of my goals was to provide excellent handouts for each class I taught. Years later, based on feedback from my students, it appears that I have met that goal.
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Creating excellent handouts can be very time-consuming, and even now I still typically invest several days’ worth of time into creating a handout for the first time. But over the years I have developed several shortcuts that have significantly reduced that time investment, and today I will share them with you.
I have been traveling for business a lot over the past number of years. And although I travel for work, I still enjoy traveling for pleasure as well. What I love even more is being able to travel for free or very inexpensively.
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When I first began traveling for business, it wasn’t that often. And what I realize now is that I missed many opportunities just because I didn’t understand the secrets to making travel work to my advantage. So whether you travel rarely, occasionally or quite often, these same tips for low-cost travel can work for you. (more…)
This week I began a 3-part series that began with major categories of difficult students followed by preventative steps for managing those kinds of students. On the rare occasion it is needed, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.
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I consider these tricks for dealing with difficult students a last resort. Because I am generally effective managing the classroom through preventative measures, I rarely have a need for these tactics. But do not doubt it, I have used each one of these at least once.