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Test Taking Strategies To Start Teaching Your Students

Test Taking Strategies To Start Teaching Your Students

How many times has a test result shocked you?  Before the test, you knew the student knew the material - and yet their test results say otherwise.  This often happened to me at the beginning of my teaching career, and it puzzled me. If my students truly understood the...

Hexagonal Thinking: A Fun Hands-On Approach to End-of-Year Test Prep

Hexagonal Thinking: A Fun Hands-On Approach to End-of-Year Test Prep

Reviewing for end-of-the-year exams can be a challenge. There is a lot of content to cover in a short amount of time. Students who were disengaged throughout the year aren’t likely to suddenly change, so the review often doesn’t reach the students who need it the...

A Guide to Unlocking Student Achievement through Centers

A Guide to Unlocking Student Achievement through Centers

As an educator, you are always searching for ways to support your students' learning and help them achieve their goals. Using centers is one approach that can be highly effective at all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school.   Centers are essentially...

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A Guide to Unlocking Student Achievement through Centers

A Guide to Unlocking Student Achievement through Centers

As an educator, you are always searching for ways to support your students' learning and help them achieve their goals. Using centers is one approach that can be highly effective at all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school.   Centers are essentially...

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A Guide to Unlocking Student Achievement through Centers

As an educator, you are always searching for ways to support your students' learning and help them achieve their goals. Using centers is one approach that can be highly effective at all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school.   Centers are essentially...

World History: Teaching Round-Up

World History: Teaching Round-Up

As a former teacher, I understand the challenges of teaching World History. With so much content and limited resources, it can be challenging to make the subject interesting for students. The ancient world may seem distant and disconnected, making it difficult to...

Valentine-Themed Lesson Ideas

Valentine-Themed Lesson Ideas

Instead of trying to ignore the day, use students’ excitement to increase learning with fun Valentine’s Day-themed lessons in your classroom.

Surviving and Thriving in Second Semester: 10 Tips for Teachers

Surviving and Thriving in Second Semester: 10 Tips for Teachers

This post aims to help new teachers navigate the confusing and conflicting advice often found on social media, by providing guidance and tips on how to find a balance between work and life, set boundaries, and focus on mental health and building relationships with students.

How to Help Students Set Meaningful Goals

How to Help Students Set Meaningful Goals

The weeks before and after a long holiday break can be really difficult to successfully navigate. But, I’ve rounded up some really fun ideas for an easy-prep snow day!

Hello! I’m Amy Mezni!

  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!