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Connie Casserly
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Sharing my passion for teaching with teachers.
Sharing my passion for teaching with teachers.

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CELEBRATE TEACHERS!
No matter our jobs, careers, titles or the letters at the end of our names-we earned what we are by learning from teachers. Colleagues and friends still leading classrooms, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Every day, but especially during Teacher Appreciati...

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Create a calm classroom oasis in the chaotic testing month of May
April showers might bring Mayflowers, as the old pun states, but in today's classrooms, May blossoms with  a garden variety of testing, from Advanced Placement to End of Year, or Standards of Learning exams, or whatever name your. school district calls its ...

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Great Sites! Enjoy A Double Hit of Teaching Propositions
Sometimes, usually on rainy Thursdays - like today,  I can spend hours skimming through my favorite Internet sites for next week's teaching inspiration and find nothing to turn my rain-induced mental frown upside down. Other times, my surfing strikes my Ent...

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Add Spring to Students' Learning with this Quartet of Activities
My goodness I have been away for awhile!  Maybe Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow, but my Writing Muse didn't. She has been hibernating sense the beginning of February. While she snoozed, I spent the time revising product covers which led to updating some of ...

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My goodness I have been away for awhile!  Maybe Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow, but my Writing Muse didn't. She has been hibernating sense the beginning of February. While she snoozed, I spent the time revising product covers which led to updating some of ...

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Melt February lethargy with mesmerizing activities
Are your students sinking into hibernation mode like the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, does when he sees his shadow? Is their attention and motivation yawning them into the recesses of their minds for another six weeks of sleep? Has your Planning Muse becom...

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It's time for 'The Academic Awards for Literature'!
This morning, I was reading The Washington Post' s   Book section and saw that The Martian by Andy Weir, The Revenant by Michael Punke and Brooklyn by Colm Toibin all made the  top paperback book sales for last week . Why did these titles ring an, "Aha!" be...

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Connie Casserly commented on a post on Blogger.
I love the idea of calling a colleague to get out the necessary sub folder. Teaming up with a teacher friend-or two- and sharing sub plan information will lessen the stress for the absent teacher and the sub (guest teacher to use Pam's term).

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Connie Casserly commented on a post on Blogger.
Your cautionary tips for what Not to leave for a sub are excellent.  I love how you refer to subs as "Guest Teachers".  This is so much more respectful, and adds dignity to their importance to the classroom.

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Connie Casserly commented on a post on Blogger.
I love your Checklist. Students need to kn ow that the work we leave them might be different from the original plan, but it is never 'busy work'- just a different way to strengthen the pre-set objectives.
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