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Want your students to discuss and defend their answers? Try these three tips!
Growing up, I was a little obsessed with lists, to the great annoyance of my big sister. A list was often the cause of vast stretches of silence during our family car trips. The preliminary back-and-forth went something like:...
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Are you being the teacher your students need? Click to find out!
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Here are some great tips to make parents love you! {and they're pretty easy to do too!!}
Have a hard time communicating with your students' parents week to week? Check out these Positive Communication Notes and commit to sending just one a day!
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3 Ways to Help Motivate Student Good Behavior
Find ways to reward students that have a realistic meaning behind them and help them become intrinsically motivated towards good behavior.
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You know what wait time is, but wait until you try wait time TWO! #genius
Are you using wait time? What about wait time two?
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Questions about running Genius Hour in your classroom? Here are the answers!
We hear the charge for more student-directed, inquiry-based learning, but it can seem like a load of pie-in-the-sky hooey without instructions for how to do it. Continue Reading →
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You can get a FREE Magic Square Puzzle FREEBIE when you sign up at this link! {Great for grades K-6!}
These hands-on, engaging games are a blast to put together!
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Here are 25 tips to make grading less painful. {One of these has to work, right?!}
While I can’t wave a wand to make your grading pile go away (or mine), here are some ideas to make the process a little more bearable.
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Here are some great writing tips (and FREEBIES) for upper elementary students!
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Here are 10 things teachers will never tell parents! Can you relate?
Now that I am a teacher, I know just how many things that students (and parents) have absolutely no idea about us as educators. And they probably never will due to the incredible amount of self-control that most teachers possess.
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Have you made classroom management mistakes? Hit the undo button!
I remember volunteering at my church’s Sunday School program many years ago and filling in as the assistant to one of the second grade Sunday School teachers. There were 29 kids in a very tiny, windowless classroom, and we were about to serve them animal crackers and juice. I had prepared 29 little portions plus…
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I hope you are NOT doing this classroom management strategy!
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FREEBIES, Resources, and More for K-6 Educators!
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~ Experienced K-6 Teacher ~ Former Elementary Principal & Special Education Director ~ Blogger ~ Professor ~ Stay at Home Mom ~ Virtual Assistant ~