10 Lies About Education

  1. Schools are not improving.
  2. The achievement gap is the schools’ responsibility only.
  3. Poor grades mean poor abilities.
  4. It is always the teachers fault.
  5. Minority students drag down America’s global rankings.
  6. Merit pay doesn’t work.
  7. Teachers get too many days off.
  8. Special education is a drain on school resources.
  9. Students are not able to pray in school.
  10. State testing has improved the quality of education.


  1. Don’t try to teach too much in one day. 
  2. Make sure students are engaged in your lesson 
  3. Sending students out of the classroom means you will have to reteach what they missed. 
  4. Don’t allow students to shout out responses. 
  5. Make sure that you test over what you taught in the classroom . 
  6. Always be assertive. 
  7. If you need to call home don’t inform the students. 
  8. Don’t try to be a students buddy.  
  9. Dress professional at all times. 
  10. Don’t ramble when teaching get straight to the point.

Ten Things To Teach A Child


  1. Teach them  manners. 
  2. Teach them Self-discipline. 
  3. Teach them how  prioritize things. 
  4. Teach them how to finish what they start.
  5. Teach them the value of a good education. 
  6. Teach them the key to life is not having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.
  7. Teach them all actions have consequences. 
  8. Teach them hard work never killed anyone. 
  9. Teach them to pursue their dreams. 
  10. Teach them to set goals for themselves.

Ten Ways To Teach Boys

  1. Give them praise for their accomplishments.
  2. Give them activities that will allow them to move around.
  3. Use humor when teaching.
  4. Challenge them on a regular basis.
  5. Use games to improve learning.
  6. Use competition whenever possible.
  7. Cut down on writing activities.
  8. Show them a good example.
  9. Keep directions clear and brief.
  10. Use technology to reinforce learning.

Twenty One Things Effective Teachers Do

  1. Successful teachers have precise objectives.
  2. Successful teachers have a sense of purpose.
  3. Successful teachers know when to listen to students and ignore them.
  4. Successful teachers have a positive attitude.
  5. Successful teachers expect their students to succeed.
  6. Successful teachers have a sense of humor.
  7. Successful teachers use praise smartly.
  8. Successful teachers know how to take risks.
  9. Successful teachers are consistent.
  10. Successful teachers are reflective.
  11. Successful teachers seek out a mentor for themselves.
  12. Successful teachers communicate with parents.
  13. Successful teachers enjoy their work.
  14. Successful teachers adapt to student needs.
  15. Successful teachers welcome change in the classroom.
  16. Successful teachers take time to explore new tools.
  17. Successful teachers give their students’ emotional support.
  18. Successful teachers bring fun into the classroom.
  19. Successful teachers teach holistically.
  20. Successful teachers never stop learning. 
  21. Successful teachers are masters of their content.

Ten Things New Teachers Should Know

  1. Know the school policies and procedures.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the school.
  3. Meet your coworkers.
  4. Get your room organized.
  5. Have all materials ready for the first day.
  6. Get there early.
  7. Have lesson plans for the first 2 weeks.
  8. Greet each student and begin to learn their names.
  9. Go over rules and procedures with your students.
  10. Start teaching on the first day.