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Kayla Dessert
Educational blogger, teacher, and coach
Educational blogger, teacher, and coach

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S.T.E.A.M. Themed Breakout
YOUR MISSION, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT: Use the clues and supplies given to you to successfully
break out of the locked boxes using teamwork and engineering!   This breakout
activity is a fun and engaging way to get both students and parents working

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Organizing Your Google Forms Answers
A few months ago I posted about  preparing students for computer based testing with Google forms , and promised a follow-up about how I organize their answers into easy to read and grade individual answer sheets. After a few months of figuring out motherhoo...

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TPT Giveaway
     I'm excited to be offering a $10 TPT giftcard to one of my loyal or new followers. Check out the Rafflecopter for ways to enter! This giveaway doesn't last for long, so be sure to check out all the options before it's too late! Enjoy! a Rafflecopter gi...

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Become an Official Coach and Teach Product Tester
   Welcome fellow teaching teammates! If this is your first time visiting my page, please take a few minutes to get to know me and check out some of my most popular posts. If you're a returning visitor, welcome back!     I've been M.I.A. recently due to the...

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Preparing Kids for Computer Based State Testing
   As the dreaded testing season draws closer, we teachers are always looking for ways to give our students a leg up and allow them to enter the testing session calm, confident, and fully prepared. The truth of the matter is, even in today's technology enha...

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The Power of Persuasion
        These past few weeks my class has embarked on an exciting journey as I started a Schoology group that is hosting six different classes of sixth graders from around the nation. Each weekend I have chosen a different writing prompt and all the student...

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Back to School Whip and Nae Nae: PBIS Song
       As we were heading back to school this year, we all couldn't escape the viral song that is "Watch Me" AKA the Whip and Nae Nae. With a title like that, I figured it was a perfect song to make into a PBIS song to encourage good behavior and remind stu...

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Back to School Technology Tips
   Welcome to Coach and Teach , a space I have dedicated to help teachers lighten the load. Although we are all fresh off summer vacation and full of energy and excitement for our new students as they walk through the door, we have to remember we can't all ...

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Come CONNECT With Us!
Hillsboro C.O.N.N.E.C.T.S.  (Communities Online Networking Nationwide to Engage in Common Teachings for Success)    I  am so excited to share some exciting news with the online teaching community, as well as give you an opportunity to join my school on our ...

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Earth Day Festival and Unit of Study
       As many of us head back from Spring Break, we head back with renewed energy and excitement to see our students. I personally am excited to head back and launch my Earth Day unit of study in April. This month will be busy with SBAC testing starting an...
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