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Megan Hall
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Teacher summers
If I said it once I've said it twice. I am not a fan of summer time. I feel lost. Adjusting to this down time is foreign. From August to May my life is non-stop and then summer hits and everything halts. I forced myself to actually rest this summer. Truly e...

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Classroom decor advice
I am not one to re-decorate my whole classroom year after year nor do I want to pour unlimited amount of money into my classroom. So here is a list of what to do with your classroom. 1. Lighting : I really hate ceiling lights. IKEA is the place to go for cl...

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I do what I want
I do what I want. There is a select group of students who think they can do what they want. In fact these words have even escaped their lips. My coteacher and I are a little confused to how they came to this conclusion. Did someone tell them that the rules ...

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A.K.A
There is no denying that student teacher relationship is a vital component to classroom success. Ignoring this fact would be foolish. I know I am able to get more out of a student if I have a positive relationship with them. Now this being said it is not al...

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Figurative Language Stories
I love teaching figurative language. I could spend a entire year diving into figurative language goodness. Well that might be an exaggeration.  Hello Hyperbole.  This year I kicked off figurative language with a goold ole' foldable. Where students defined e...

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All about those numbers
Testing is not teaching Testing is not learning A student is more than a test score A teacher is more than a test score Unfortunately politicians only care about those numbers. I should just start video chatting my lessons. Why bother with actual teaching w...

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The done and not done
Keeping track of who did and who did not write an essay can become quite a chore. I created this board in the back of the classroom. Each student was given a magnetic strip with their name on it. Once their assignment was complete their name would go from t...

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The social tango.
Social media plays a key role in today's society. It's the new form of communication. By now everything has been given a hashtag. Even my dog has one. #ruethedachshund And yet utter the thought of social media in front of teachers bank stare and shudders wi...

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ESE Friendly
Towards the end of the year I was in an IEP meeting. We were discussing a student's success in all of their classes when someone said, "The reason why their grade is so poor is because that teacher is not ESE friendly." That statement made me pause and pond...

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First Class ticket
Send me to the principals office  I heard this phrase one too many times over the past year. This phrase can change to: Just write me a referral Can you just send me to ISR/ISS Students are actually asking to get punished. When I was in school this was the ...
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