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Book Roundup: Books for Military Kids, Families, and Teaching

As we approach the holidays, students and children of military families will especially miss their parents who are serving our country.  I’ve compiled a list of the best books for military families and for military students during the holidays and all year.  These books remind us of the sacrifices that parents and children make for Read More

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My #Iwishmyteacherknew Mistakes…and a freebie!

  I remember seeing “I wish my teacher knew” ideas on Pinterest a few years ago.  Without any planning or research, I thought it was a cute idea and that I should try it in my classroom.  I had NO IDEA there was a book, suggestions, and a whole community around this! I just quickly Read More

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Classroom Behavior Management: How to Stop Lecturing and Start Questioning

An age-old practice for teachers when a student misbehaves in class is to take the student out in the hallway for a “talk”.  Except, it’s usually not a talk, its a one way conversation.  The teacher tells the student what he or she did wrong, why they can’t behave that way, and asks if they Read More

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Differentiating Vocabulary to Reach All Students in Social Studies and Science

  Teachers need to reach students of all ability levels in one classroom. You have English Language Learners, gifted students, and each one of your students has different background experiences that play a role in how they receive information. You may have support for reading and math classes. Since these subjects are assessed using standardized Read More