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Gina Kennedy
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Math Enrichment Projects that Bring "New Life" to the Standards!
Whereas I constantly strove for improvement in many areas as a classroom teacher, I mastered recognizing that students won't learn when they are bored.  Whereas I could never figure out an organized way to correct worksheets promptly, I made it my daily mis...

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Editing Ideas that Work!
One of the greatest dilemmas I faced as an elementary teacher was "Writer's Workshop."  I was introduced to the concept in the 1980's so it certainly wasn't a "new" idea and I was just as intrigued by it then as I am now.   The "Writer's Workshop"  instruct...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Science Vocabulary!
     Research has proven over and over again that "science literacy" is the key to student science success.        Years ago when I was teaching 5th grade science, I was on a team that visited an elementary school miles away that had developed a reputation ...

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Tales of a "Non-Science" Science Teacher! How to be An Amazing Science Teacher Without a Scientific Mind!
     Let's face it, one of the dilemmas of being an elementary teacher is that many times you will end up in a self-contained classroom teaching "FOUR" subjects.  Being the heroic, "jack of all trades" teachers that we are, we dive in and make the best of a...

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Cheers to A New Year and Another Chance to Get it Right!
In the words of Oprah Winphrey, "Cheers to A New Year and Another Chance to Get it Right!"  What I love most about any new beginning, is that it is just that, a new beginning!  With every year I get a little more wiser, a bit more erratic and a lot more for...

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