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Choosing a “Hook” for Activating Student Interest
Make the most of that focus activity time for deeper learning! The Tackle-box – assortment of ideas or tools Stay outfitted and prepared! The Pole –
effective technique Use the correct equipment for the job. The Bait – entice
learners Know your students. Th...

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My latest article on Scholastic!

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Immigration and the DNA Project
Our Immigration and DNA Project will appear here this week complete with all of the resources Sarah and I used for her 7th grade unit.

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Fun Quick Write Idea
Check out this fun story starter generator from Scholastic. Scholastic Story Starters Scrambler (Click to follow link.) Scholastic has provided a teacher's guide to go with this tool. I think this would be a great way to practice writing as a group. A fun w...

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My latest article on Scholastic Online's Top Teaching

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Tips and Resources for Teaching with Project Based Learning
Look here for ideas, resources, and links to help plan for PBL experiences in your classroom. This page will be ready by Friday, Oct. 7th.

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Tribute to Helen Louise Acker Edwards 1921-2016
has been a part of my life since 1986. She
was the best Mother-in-Law I could EVER dream to ask for and also a wonderful
grandmother and great grandmother to my children and grandchildren.  I loved her! I loved how she and Harry accepted 5 year-old Em...

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A Tale of Two Traveling Books, Mystery Monday
Two books. One is off traveling and the other is safe in my genealogy office. Dad’s book: Earl Johnson, about 1944 Sometime in the early 90’s, I was digging through a box of
old books that had just been purged from the library of the school in which I

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