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Heather LeBlanc
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Wife, mother, educator, adventurer, sports enthusiast. No opportunity wasted. Live life, love life. Cherish today. Oh, and GBO! VFL.
Wife, mother, educator, adventurer, sports enthusiast. No opportunity wasted. Live life, love life. Cherish today. Oh, and GBO! VFL.

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Simulations in the Social Studies Classroom | FREE Simulation | 7 Ways to Step Away From the Lecture Podium & Revitalize Your Social Studies Classroom: Simulations
I am really excited about my next several blog posts. Why? Because I want to help you bring excitement and true engagement to your social studies classroom. Between my husband and myself, we have almost 40 years of teaching experience, with most of those ye...
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Hook Your Reluctant Students with Little Known Facts
I don't know about you, but I had students in my social studies class that didn't like history (*gasp*). I don't know how anyone could not like history, but these students did not. I was faced with making history interesting enough so they would participa...
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Hey everyone! I figure since it's almost back to school season for some of you all, I wanted to update my BTS blog post I did a couple of years ago. I am going to share how I set up my classroom for the new school year. (I did change my room up after I wrot...
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Hey everyone! I figure since it's almost back to school season for some of you all, I wanted to update my BTS blog post I did a couple of years ago. I am going to share how I set up my classroom for the new school year.  First Things First Before I even beg...
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Spend Less Time Reteaching Using Daily Spiral Math
How many of your students forget learned math skills, and you find yourself having to reteach those skills before you can progress to the next big idea? This definitely happened to me, and I really wanted to find a solution so that I wasn't in a constant st...
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This Day In History Yearlong Project
One difficulty I have faced teaching social studies is figuring out how to help my students connect with events from the past. I want my students to be able to go beyond just reading about historical events. I want them to be able to reflect and think about...
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Setting Discussion Norms
Setting discussion norms is critical if you want your students leading your class discussions. Regardless of what subject you teach, having students take the lead will result in them taking ownership and responsibility more so than if you are dictating the ...
Setting Discussion Norms
Setting Discussion Norms
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Using Primary Sources
I wanted to share with you all something that I have made a
goal for myself this year, and that is to incorporate primary sources into each
unit I teach. I’m not sure about you, but I found myself shying away from using
primary sources because a) I didn’t k...
Using Primary Sources
Using Primary Sources
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Back to School Tips for Middle School
When I moved up to middle school from elementary school, I found that my back to school routine changed, too! I wanted to share some tips that will help you begin to plan for going back to school in the middle grades. In my video I explain some of the areas...
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Tips for Transition from Elementary School to Middle School
I taught elementary school for 14 years. I knew exactly what I was doing (most of the time). But when I moved up to teaching middle school, I found myself struggling like a brand new teacher. Changing grade levels can really throw you off your teaching game...
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