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Deb Maxwell
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Guide to Classroom Library Organization
If you are an elementary teacher with lots of books you need to organize, this post will help you organize logically. This system allows for growth without a need for complete reorganization as your collection grows. I will take you through each step of the...

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Comprehension Strategy: Generating Questions
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Looking for Nifty Non-fiction?
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What Makes a Great Teacher?
Recently I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on what makes an outstanding teacher. A quick Google Search for the answer to this question results in countless hits. Within 5 minutes of exploration I had a list of over 50 key words connected with outs...

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Not Very Fancy: Just Delicious (Potato Fry)
When I was a kid, my mom made this dish called potato fry. We loved it. Once my brother requested a "triple batch" of potato fry for his birthday because there was never enough! I'm not sure this qualifies as a recipe, more of just a delicious meal for brea...

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10 Podcasts to Try This Summer
I've become a little obsessed with listening to podcasts. A few weeks ago I told you about some of the education podcasts I like to listen to. In this post, you'll learn about what I listen to when I want to get my mind off school. There's sure to be one fo...

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My Top 5 Podcasts for Educators
Are you a podcast listener? I've recently discovered podcasts to be an excellent way to get myself some high quality professional development when my eyes or hands have to be otherwise engaged. I listen in the car, while folding laundry, walking on the trea...

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Not very fancy--just nerdy
This month I'm giving you a glimpse of my teacher-nerdiness and a peek at just how "Not-very-fancy" my life truly is! Visit the Show and Tell Tuesday link up for more great classroom tidbits.      My little girl somehow got really excited about Valentine's ...

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Teaching Kids to Accept Their Assigned Partner
Like many of you, I'm starting the new year by reviewing social skills and procedures . As we prepared to play double bump today ( nice free lesson by KidsKnowMath, by the way ), I did a quick review of how to accept your assigned partner .  Well, I thought...
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