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6th Grade Math BEST Standards

6th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can sixth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards? What are sixth grade students now expected to learn? Set your mind at ease, because I am going to break down the new sixth grade Math BEST...

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can fifth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards? What are fifth grade students now expected to learn? Set your mind at ease, because I am going to break down the new fifth grade Math BEST...

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

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6th Grade Math BEST Standards

6th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can sixth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can fifth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can fourth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

How to Use Formative Writing

How to Use Formative Writing

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How to Use Summative Writing

How to Use Summative Writing

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Formative vs Summative Writing

Formative vs Summative Writing

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How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies

How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies

Please also make sure to check out the rest of the "Writing in Social Studies" series. How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies Formative vs Summative Writing How to Use Summative Writing How to Use Formative Writing Looking for the Facebook Live video? Click...

Differentiated Instruction with Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction with Mastery Grading

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Facilitated vs Directed Learning

Facilitated vs Directed Learning

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How to Grade for Mastery in Standards Based Learning

How to Grade for Mastery in Standards Based Learning

Please also make sure to check out the rest of the "Mastery Based Grading" series. What is Mastery Based Grading? How to Grade for Mastery in Standards Based Learning Facilitated vs Directed Learning Differentiated Instruction with Mastery Based Grading Looking for...

What is Mastery Based Grading?

What is Mastery Based Grading?

Please also make sure to check out the rest of the "Mastery Based Grading" series What is Mastery Based Grading How to Grade for Mastery in Standards Based Learning Facilitated vs Directed Learning Differentiated Instruction with Mastery Grading Looking for the...

Learn Geography While Planning A Trip Across the U.S.A.

Learn Geography While Planning A Trip Across the U.S.A.

I love geography, I really do. Sadly, so many students (and adults) think geography is boring. When taught well, geography will engage your students and keep them interested! What's the secret? Make it real. One of my students' favorite projects is to plan a vacation....

What To Teach When You Don’t Have a Textbook

What To Teach When You Don’t Have a Textbook

It seems like more and more teachers are having to find their own curriculum materials. In the past, post-testing always needed careful planning because teachers had often finished the materials provided by their school. That can still be a problem, but it's getting...

Honor Your Students’ Character with End of the Year Awards

Honor Your Students’ Character with End of the Year Awards

Are you looking for a unique set of classroom awards? Honor your students unique character traits with these end of the year awards featuring famous people from history. This set of 40 Character Trait Awards are named for different people. Each person represents a...

Fun – but Low Prep – End of the Year Games

Fun – but Low Prep – End of the Year Games

There are times in the school year when teachers really need a few go-to activities that are high engagement but also integrate whatever the class is studying. Some exacmples of those times are: the day before a big break the day after the semester exam the end of the...

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  • 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!