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American History Interactive Notebooks

American History Interactive Notebooks

If your social studies classes are like mine were, your students frequently say things like: “This is so boring.” “Why do I need to learn this?” “I just can’t remember it.” Honestly, I could sympathize with my students. Although social studies became my favorite...

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

Do you feel like the bulk of your time as a teacher is spent planning your lessons?  I completely understand! When I first started teaching (and a few years after) planning and prepping for lessons took up a lot of my time - and when I say my time, I truly mean my...

My Favorite Ways To Prepare For A Substitute

My Favorite Ways To Prepare For A Substitute

Would you rather…. Go to school when you aren’t feeling 100% OR Figure out how to prepare for a substitute? Let’s face it, prepping for a sub can be so tough. There are moments when it feels easier to just deal with how you are feeling and teach.  But we have to be...

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American History Interactive Notebooks

American History Interactive Notebooks

Research shows that writing notes by hand and interacting with information being learned increases comprehension and retention. My students’ scores supported those findings, and my love of interactive notebooks began.

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

One of the biggest shifts that helped me with my lesson planning was when I stopped planning individual lessons and started developing units.

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Getting Started With Hexagonal Thinking

Have you heard of hexagonal thinking? Hexagonal thinking is an activity that allows individuals and teams to think about what they have learned and to make connections between ideas.

Teaching With Paired Passages

Teaching With Paired Passages

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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!