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Differentiation is a difficult concept for many teachers. However, it’s actually easier than many people think and are probably already doing.
Are you Team Textbook or Team Passages? There are solid reasons for using either one and also reasons to not use them. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.
From my experience, I know things I have done that made my lessons less accessible, but I wanted to get ideas from students, too. (Luckily, I have access to students through my kids.)
Testing season can be stressful for both teachers and students, but I found that the earlier I began prepping my kids, the better they felt!
These are my top 8 reading strategies to improve students’ comprehension skills!
Today on the blog we are looking at some of our favorite blog posts of 2020!
I’ve come up with a few socially-distant and free ways to recharge over the holiday break, and I want to share them with you today.
Gingerbread is far more than a delicious snack. When used to its fullest, gingerbread can be days full of fun and learning! Here are some fun-yet-educational ways I used gingerbread in my classroom.
I am excited to have Dr. Natasha Rachell, one of the co-authors of The Microsoft-Infused Classroom, speak today on her favorite app to use in the classroom: Flipgrid.
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Integrated instruction is when multiple concepts from either one subject or multiple subjects are tight together in a seamless manner.
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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!