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Heather LeBlanc
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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...
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...
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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...
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 prima...
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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...
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 ...
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Drawing Models vs. Key Words in Problem Solving
I used to have my students identify the key words in word problems. However, now I have them draw models instead. I share reasons why I now have my students draw models and also give you some examples so you can implement this strategy in your classroom. Yo...
I used to have my students identify the key words in word problems. However, now I have them draw models instead. I share reasons why I now have my students draw models and also give you some examples so you can impleme...
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Close Reading Overview With a Free Planning Sheet
Close reading has been around for a really long time, even though
it just started to pick up steam in the K-12 realm about 5 years ago or so…or
at least they did where I live. I love doing close reads with my kiddos because
it’s the perfect way to integrate...
Close reading has been around for a really long time, even though it just started to pick up steam in the K-12 realm about 5 years ago or so…or at least they did where I live. I love doing close reads with my kiddos because i...
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Check out In The Middle!
Hey everyone! It feels so good to be back with a brand new blog design! I honestly feel like I went in for a haircut and got 12 inches cut off! It feels fresh, and I am in love! Huge thanks to Michelle from 3am Teacher for making it look so darn good! I was...
Hey everyone! It feels so good to be back with a brand new blog design! I honestly feel like I went in for a haircut and got 12 inches cut off! It feels fresh, and I am in love! Huge thanks to Michelle from 3am Teacher for ma...
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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 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 s...
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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...
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 midd...
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Easy Ways to Integrate Literacy With Your Science & Social Studies
Feel like you never have enough time to teach it all? Me, too! But once I started integrating literacy with my science and social studies, I suddenly found the time I had been missing. Click on my video to learn how I integrate literacy into science & socia...
Feel like you never have enough time to teach it all? Me, too! But once I started integrating literacy with my science and social studies, I suddenly found the time I had been missing. Click on my vid...
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Alternative Fluency Strategy
Do you have students who struggle with timed fluency tests? I started using this alternative fluency strategy and it really helped my anxious kiddos succeed! In this video I explain how I use backward timing to alleviate the pressure from the timer and how ...
Do you have students who struggle with timed fluency tests? I started using this alternative fluency strategy and it really helped my anxious kiddos succeed! In this video I explain how I use backward timing to alleviat...
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Join Me for FB Live!
Hello! I hope you have been enjoying
your summer break, whether you have been out for a month like me or are just
now kicking off your summer.  I have had time to recharge and think about
how I can best help you this upcoming school year. I have been asked ...
Hello! I hope you have been enjoying your summer break, whether you have been out for a month like me or are just now kicking off your summer. I have had time to recharge and think about how I can best help you this upcoming...
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Turkey Trot
Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy! We have a new blog name !  We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any ...
Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy! We have a new blog name! We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". ...
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Curriculum Writer

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Certified to teach grades P-5, Middle Grades Science and ELA, On-line Education endorsement, Gifted Endorsement, and Administrative Leadership certificate
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  • Walden University
    EdD
    All But Dissertation in Teacher Leadership with an emphasis on Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment.
  • Walden University
    MEd
    Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
  • Kennesaw State University
    Administrative Leadership
    Add-on Certificate for Administrative Leadership
  • Oglethorpe University
    BA
    Early Childhood Education (P-5)
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