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Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Differentiation is a difficult concept for many teachers. However, it’s actually easier than many people think - and are probably already doing.  According to ASCD, teachers can modify four elements to differentiate instruction: content, process, product, and...

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Are you Team Textbook or Team Passages? Often, teachers are solidly in one camp or the other. There are solid reasons for using either one and also reasons to not use them. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.TextbooksAt one point I was solidly anti-textbook and...

10 Ways To Make Your Lessons More Student-Friendly

10 Ways To Make Your Lessons More Student-Friendly

Have you ever planned a lesson you were completely excited about and then other people told you it was a bad idea? Or it just flat-out bombed? Sometimes, I think we come out with ideas that sound great on paper, but, in reality, they don’t work or we forget elements...

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Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching with paired texts or passages can be daunting at first, but it really isn’t as hard as it seems – it just takes time.

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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.

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Easy & Inexpensive Student Gifts

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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!