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Ten Simple Strategies to Re-Energize Your Lessons

Ten Simple Strategies to Re-Energize Your Lessons

Teachers work hard to get to know their students and build a classroom community. They also spend time studying and analyzing their learning standards.  As a teacher, once you have done all that, you need to decide how to present your lessons. How you organize the...

12 Attention-Grabbing Ways To Begin Your Lesson

12 Attention-Grabbing Ways To Begin Your Lesson

Lesson starters. Openers. Attention Grabbers. Hooks. Call them what you will, but we all have our go-to ways to start a lesson in our classroom.  Well, I rounded up my top 12 ways to get students' attention as you start your lesson. Top 12 Ways To Get Students'...

How To Support Your Struggling Readers

I love teaching. I really do! There are so many aspects of teaching that I enjoy and wouldn't change. But there is one thing I used to dread. I used to dread teaching students reading.  I never felt like I could give all of my students the help they needed. There were...

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5 Ways Teachers Can Celebrate the End of the Year

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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!