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Improve Students’ Vocabulary with Greek and Latin Roots

Improve Students’ Vocabulary with Greek and Latin Roots

Did you know explicit Greek and Latin morphological instruction is the most effective way to improve students’ English vocabulary? One root can generate more than one-hundred words. By applying that knowledge, students can determine the meaning of ten times as many...

Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching with paired texts or passages can be daunting at first, but it really isn’t as hard as it seems - it just takes time. There are a few tips that can make the lessons easier for both teachers and students. This post will both teach you strategies that helped my...

Using Integrated Learning In The Classroom

Using Integrated Learning In The Classroom

Do you want your students to increase their learning? Use integrated learning in your classroom!  Integrated learning, also known as integrated studies, combines the study of different subjects. Teaching this way makes learning more like the real world - when was the...

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Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching With Paired Passages

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How To Engage Students In Online Learning

How To Engage Students In Online Learning

Being able to access digital information is a critical skill for all students. Debbie from Live, Laugh. Love to Learn is a Google Certified educator and she shares how she uses technology to engage students during online learning.

The Best Way to De-Stress Lesson Planning

Planning units changed my teaching completely. I felt more in control of my class, because I knew what students needed to learn and how my lessons fit together. I no longer stressed about having plans each week, because I had plans ready for a few weeks. I felt more relaxed and effective.

Whole-Teacher EclecticCon 2020

We know that great teaching is about so much more than just academics. When was the last time your PD acknowledged that teaching the whole-child starts with nourishing the whole-teacher?

7 Ways to Recharge your Batteries

7 Ways to Recharge your Batteries

While you may be concerned with what the fall will look like, now is the time for you to take some time to recharge your batteries.

5 Ways Teachers Can Celebrate the End of the Year

5 Ways Teachers Can Celebrate the End of the Year

COVID-19 has changed the way every teacher approaches education. We’ve had to quickly pivot our lives from in-person education to technology-based learning. This week, I want to look at how we can celebrate the end of the school year with the teachers we know and love.

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!