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Tammy M
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6 Ways to Have Movement in the Secondary Classroom
When I was in school our desks were always in rows and my teachers always lectured. I am an auditory learner so I excelled in school with this type of traditional teaching. Educators today vary their teaching methods to fit a variety of needs. Our students ...
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Literature for Women's History Month
Although March is Women's History Month, I don't like to just celebrate women in the month of March. I feel that traditionally mostly white male authors are taught and that's not fair. I like to incorporate a variety of authors throughout the entire school ...
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Literature for Women's History Month
Although March is Women's History Month, I don't like to just celebrate women in the month of March. I feel that traditionally mostly white male authors are taught and that's not fair. I like to incorporate a variety of authors throughout the entire school ...
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Literature for Black History Month
February is Black History Month. In honor of Black History Month, I like to incorporate literature written by African Americans into my ELA classroom. The type and length of literature depends upon various factors including what grade I’m teaching, if my cl...
Literature for Black History Month
Literature for Black History Month
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New Year, New Goals
This is the time of the year when everyone starts making New Years Resolutions. One of the more popular New Years Resolutions is about losing weight. This is a New Years Resolution I have made myself countless times. I used to say things like I will not eat...
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New Year, New Goals
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6 Winter and Holiday Themed Activities for Your Secondary Classroom
It’s December which means one thing in secondary
classrooms: everyone is counting down the days until winter vacation. It’s the
time of the year when both teachers and students get restless.  You have gifts to buy, holiday menus to plan,
decorations to put ...
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Book Talks vs. Book Reports
When I was a child I had to do traditional book reports. We had to read X amount of books and write a certain amount of words/paragraphs/pages about the books that we read. I've always been an avid reader but once in 6th grade I remember writing an entire b...
Book Talks vs. Book Reports
Book Talks vs. Book Reports
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Secondary ELA Classroom
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love watching scary movies on TV, I love planning which costume I'll wear this year to my friend's annual party and I love reading scary stories with my high school students. Whenever I think of Halloween I think of Edgar...
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First Week Jitters
Everyone knows that your first year of teaching is tough. I remember being told that it gets easy after 5 years. Some things definitely get easier with time but it never gets "easy." Here I am with 16 years experience and I still think that September is har...
First Week Jitters
First Week Jitters
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Why I Like To Teach Controversial Literature
When I was in 7th grade I read the novel Go Ask Alice . I was a naive young girl who grew up in the plastic bubble of suburbia. For me Go Ask Alice was a cautionary tale and to this day I've never tried drugs because of that book. The events that the main c...
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