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Tara L (Science in the City)
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5 Ways to Use Task Cards in the Classroom to Assess and Engage Your Students
5 Ways to Use Task Cards in the Classroom Do you hear a lot of 'buzz' about task cards, but aren't quite sure how to use them?   Have you seen a lot of resources for task cards that seem more elementary, but you aren't sure how to use them in a secondary cl...

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Classroom New Year: Student Reflection
My Classroom New Year's Resolution: Student Reflection As teachers we often put a lot of time and effort into our student's learning, and lose a lot of sleep over them.  We may wish that our students put forth some reflection and responsibility (felt some o...

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You Could Win a $10 TpT Gift Card! (and you have 26 chances!!)
Two important opportunities for you It's coming tomorrow!!  TpT Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale, 20% off everything in my store, but plus another 10% off sitewide, bringing everything 28% off! In honor of this sale, and because I am very thankful for you, m...

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Year Long Formative Assessment Bundle Complete - You have so many options!!
The Importance of Formative Assessment Formative assessment is a very important topic to me.  When we are up at the front of the room teaching, it become easy for both us, and our students, to think that they understand what we are trying to teach.  Then no...

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A Differentiation Strategy You Can Implement Tomorrow!
Easy to implement differentiation strategy In any given class, at least in the district where I work, there is a huge range of abilities. There may be one or two students who above grade level, some on grade level, some who struggle with reading, some ELL's...

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Teaching Ecological Succession
Strategies for Teaching Ecological Succession I was asked to write about how I teach ecological succession.  Ecological succession is a simple topic, but for some reason students have a difficult time sometimes with the finer points, or remembering the voca...

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Easy Ways to Eat Real Rood, Even on a Teacher's Schedule
I don't know about you, but as a teacher, one of the last things that I want to do at the end of the day is make a complicated meal.  This is especially true when I have papers to grade and my own children are getting older and having after school sports an...

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