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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...

Setting Boundaries To Save Your Sanity

Setting Boundaries To Save Your Sanity

Teaching is a profession that is taxing both mentally and physically. I always enjoyed the mental challenge - coming up with new ideas to teach a concept or pivoting on the fly when things didn’t go as planned. Other stressful aspects of the job I did not enjoy -...

Starting Fresh In The New Year

Starting Fresh In The New Year

New Year’s is often seen as a new beginning or a fresh start. It’s a time to wipe the slate clean and put problems behind you. How can you start fresh in your classroom?Ways To Start The New Year FreshChange Routines I think every teacher has tried a rule or routine...

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Fun Ways To Practice Math Skills At Home

Fun Ways To Practice Math Skills At Home

Students always want to know why they need to learn something (especially if it is difficult.) and showing them math “in the wild” is the perfect way to teach them.

Fever 1793

Fever 1793

Although teachers always look for new books to read with their students, many of us have a shortlist of favorites they pull out year after year. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson is on the must-read list of many middle school teachers.

Easy & Inexpensive Student Gifts

Easy & Inexpensive Student Gifts

I’m sharing gift ideas that won’t break your bank and don’t take a lot of time and energy. Keep your sanity intact with these easy gift ideas!

Common Core Posters & Checklists Update

Common Core Posters & Checklists Update

How can your students take charge of their learning – instead of you doing it all? With my Student Checklists, both your and your students can easily track!

Learning Through Fun

Learning Through Fun

Today we are going to discuss tips for finding time to play in your classroom.

5 Ways To Use Exit Tickets

5 Ways To Use Exit Tickets

My teacher friend introduced me to exit tickets. Instead of a general check-in with students deciding how well they understood the lesson, the tickets had just a few targeted questions – no more than 3 – that hit the core concepts.

Thankful Turkeys

Thankful Turkeys

For me, Thanksgiving is a time to slow down and focus on your blessings. To capitalize on this, I made Thankful Turkeys to help my students reflect on what they had to be thankful for.

Teaching About Native Peoples

Teaching About Native Peoples

Teaching your class about Native Americans can be a unit that everyone enjoys. But when was the last time you examined your unit and updated it?

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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!