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How To Edit Locked PDF Files

As a TPT Seller, I often get asked if my resources are editable. Often, they are not. Clipart and fonts are sold with licenses that often do not allow them to be used in editable resources, which restricts my ability to make resources editable. However, there are ways...

How to Plan Lessons More Effectively

How to Plan Lessons More Effectively

Take a moment and think about your lesson plans. Do you know what you are teaching next week? What about next month? Next quarter? Are you beginning to sweat because you aren’t sure? If your county is anything like mine, you receive very little planning time. Here,...

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

In mastery-based learning, students can self-evaluate, inquire, and accept criticism to develop their mastery of skills and objectives. Teaching your students to effectively participate in this process makes determining the learning needs of your students easier. Once...

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How to Plan Lessons More Effectively

How to Plan Lessons More Effectively

Many times as teachers we end up trying to plan for a week at a time (maybe two if we are lucky), and rarely have time to consider any sort of long-range planning. If this situation sounds familiar, my advice would be to take time (sooner rather than later) and do a deep dive into your standards.

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Teaching your students to effectively participate in this process makes determining the learning needs of your students easier. Once you know the learning needs of your students, you can differentiate instruction.

Book Reports For Your Classroom

Book Reports For Your Classroom

As I love to read and have many fond memories of books from childhood, it makes sense that read-aloud time was one of my favorite things in the classroom.

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they tend to avoid reading, which weakens their skills and compounds the problem.

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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!