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How to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Lessons

How to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Lessons

Welcome to the 2020 school year, where teachers are doing the best we can while teaching synchronous lessons.   Now that students have gotten into the swing of things, we have seen students lose interest in online learning.  What was once new is now every day, and it...

How to Teach the Presidential Election Process to Students

How to Teach the Presidential Election Process to Students

With the Presidential Election coming soon, I like to get my students involved and educated in the process. Even adults don’t always understand the many steps in electing the U.S. president!  With this in mind, I created the Presidential Election Process &...

How to Assign Specific Pages in Google Slides™

How to Assign Specific Pages in Google Slides™

More than ever, students and teachers are using Google Slides for classwork. To prepare for this, teachers like you and me have purchased or created some amazing resources for our students!  One problem with Google Slides is we usually don’t want students to have...

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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!