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Leah Cleary
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I have been a teacher at both the middle and high school level for over 12 years.
I have been a teacher at both the middle and high school level for over 12 years.

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Three Simple Ways to Encourage Active Learning
In the ELA and social studies classroom, sometimes we simply must lecture or, heaven forbid, assign readings. I used to assign readings, my students would do them, and we'd have a class discussion. When I'd lecture, the students were genuinely interested in...
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Structured Debate in The Classroom
I have to admit that in the past, I haven't been very good at implementing debate in the classroom. I get the idea in theory, but it always seemed to degenerate into a string of unsupported opinions and logical fallacies. I see that everyday in my Facebook ...
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5 Ways to Bring Current Events into Your Classroom
Every Teacher New Year , I have a classroom resolution. The first year I taught it was to survive. The second year, it was to make it another year. I don't remember what it was the third year, but I do remember being confident enough my fifth year to make t...
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Three Ways to Make Back to School Better
I don't want to say it. I mean, I really don't want to say it. Saying it somehow makes it true, and as much as I love my job, I have to confess that I don't want it to be. I want to keep staying up and sleeping late. I want to keep not constantly having pap...
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10 Activities for the Last Week of School
We're finally in the last week of school--that long-awaited moment in time that feels more like an eternity. Some classes have exams the final week, and others do not. So here, in this final post before summer break, I want to discuss ways to keep students ...
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How to Differentiate with AutoMastery
I've been counting down to summer break with simple spring engagement tips. It's hard to believe that there are only two weeks left in the 2017-2018 school year, but our goal is to finish strong (even though most of us [ahem...me] aren't feeling strong). In...
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teacher Appreciation Giveaway!
I've teamed up with three other teacher authors to let you know how much we appreciate you! Enter here for your chance to win one of four Teachers Pay Teachers $25 gift cards--Use them in ANY store on TPT! We will announce the winners on May 9th at 6:30 AM ...
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Five Ways to Make Test Week Manageable (When You're Not Testing)
Three weeks until summer break, and it's finally here, what we've been waiting for since the beginning--state mandated standardized testing. I don't need to elaborate on the particular joys of the season as we are all aware of them, but there is one particu...
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Create a Classroom Simulation in Four Steps
We are now FOUR weeks away from summer vacation. I find myself tired, irritable, and all around unpleasant. My students obviously feel the same way. They were super angry the other day when I had them for three hours (during end of course testing) and decid...
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Leah Cleary commented on a post on Blogger.
All of these tips are great, but here, here on going outside! Fresh air does wonders for the soul and makes any book better!
4 Ways to Engage Kids with Movement
4 Ways to Engage Kids with Movement
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