Rubrics Library for Teachers

Pencil and paper  Our extensive library of rubrics will help you assess your students' work in all subjects, from reading & language arts, to science, to social studies. There are also plenty of general rubrics that will work for any subject, tips for creating rubrics, and advice on how to utilize rubrics most effectively in the classroom. Plus, your students will appreciate having guidelines for their writing; if you print out these rubrics and distribute them to your class, your students will have a better understanding of what is expected of them for each assignment.

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October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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