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April Smith (Performing in Education)
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Whether you're a beginning or novice PBL planner, you will get some great tips out of this 40 minute webinar on planning great project-based learning activities. Questions are taken throughout the webinar.

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Is your classroom ready for Earth Day?
As you may already know, I love celebrating all of the holidays in my classroom. As a 4th and 5th grade teachers, it hasn't always been easy. A lot of what's out there for holidays is geared towards the younger grades. This year my students are all about la...

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Easter Egg Writing Prompts: Make Spring Journaling More Exciting!
I'm going to start off by admitting that I have a serious addiction to plastic Easter eggs. I get way too excited when Walmart starts stocking their shelves full of eggs of different sizes and patterns. I own  the basic colors, camo, polka dot, striped, and...

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Educents Marketplace Launch Giveaway
Have you heard of Educents? Many people have been taking advantage of their deals on education supplies for deep discounts. The only problem with these deals is that they are short term, so when they're gone, they're gone! I'm excited to announce that Educe...

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Relay for Life: Help us support the American Cancer Society!
If you're subscribed to our newsletter, you may already know that... Performing in Education is supporting the American Cancer Society! I have a wonderful teacher on my team that BEAT CANCER! She started a student and teacher team and we're raising money li...

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Relay for Life: Help us support the American Cancer Society!
If you're subscribed to our newsletter, you may already know that... Performing in Education is supporting the American Cancer Society! I have a wonderful teacher on my team that BEAT CANCER! She started a student and teacher team and we're raising money li...

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Interactive Math Notebooks: Math notes that don't suck!
When I was in school, I despised  Math. My least favorite part was taking the notes. It was so boring! To my surprise, when I became a 5th grade teacher I ended up really enjoying teaching Math. It was challenging at first to find ways to make it interestin...

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Common Core Reading: Mentor Text + Interactive Lessons = Success!
When the Common Core State Standards went live, a lot of teachers were seriously concerned. They wondered how they could possibly do any more to help their students learn to read and understand more rigorous text. Now that the dust has settled, there is sti...

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Why Project-based Learning Should Rule YOUR School!
Have you heard of project-based learning? Read this post to find out what it is and how to do it in YOUR school!  
Student learn better when they are stakeholders. By providing students with choices to make in their learning, they will be more engaged and m...

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Free order of operations resource for your classroom!
One of my favorite strategies for order of operations is called "Pizza Slice". My first year teaching this skill, I noticed that if they organized their problems well, it was shaped like a pizza slice. The idea grew from there: The crust was the original pr...
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